Dying Too Young: Evynn Garas

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm •  Published: March 26, 2009

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Name: Evynn Garas

Age: 3

Place of residence: El Reno

Died: around Jan. 12, 2009

What happened: Evynn, her two older sisters, her brother and their mother were strangled in their apartment in El Reno. The bodies of the children were found in a bathtub. The body of the mother, Summer Rust, 25, was on a bed.

Other: The mother's live-in boyfriend, ex-convict Joshua Durcho, 26, is charged with first-degree murder. Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. Once, Evynn's grandfather joked about going somewhere without her. She said to him, “I'm a princess and you can't leave me anywhere,” Evynn's grandmother recalled.

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