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Police Label Slaying Suspect Crips Member

Nolan Clay Published: September 21, 1988

A murder defendant accused of killing a drug house customer "is a Crips gang member from Los Angeles, Calif., ... (who) routinely brings cocaine into the Oklahoma City area for resale," police have reported.

The man, known to police only as "Piggy" or "Dog," has been seen with a submachine gun and has stated "he would not allow himself to be arrested in Oklahoma," Oklahoma City police detective Eric Mullenix reported in court documents filed Tuesday.

The man is one of four defendants accused of leaving the customer tied up in his car June 7, after hiding the car behind a warehouse.

Police said Jewel D. Watley was subdued and moved after he "went wild" from smoking crack at a drug house at 9019 N Hudson.

Police said Watley, 30, of Oklahoma City, died from exposure to the intense heat inside the locked car.

Police said the four defendants intended "to get Watley away so he wouldn't attract attention to the dope house."

One defendant, Darrell Lamar Wiggins, 21, has been in custody since June.

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