Attorney killed by ex-husband in Oklahoma City murder-suicide
An Edmond attorney was killed by her ex-husband in a murder-suicide, police say. The bodies were found Tuesday evening in Oklahoma City.
Freda Cross took all the legal steps she could to protect herself after her ex-husband's alcoholism spiraled out of control, but it wasn't enough, her
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The Edmond attorney was shot to death by her ex-husband Tuesday before he turned the gun on himself, police said. Cross recently had filed a protective order claiming she was being stalked and harassed.
Hours after he was released from jail Tuesday following his latest
McCreary pulled up next to his ex-wife's car with the driver's side windows facing each another and shot her multiple times. McCreary then shot and killed himself, police said. The state medical examiner ruled it a murder-suicide.
“She was a dear friend and good attorney and a good mom among many other things,” Buergler said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.”
Buergler said Cross was talking to a friend on her cell phone when she was shot.
McCreary, who had worked in real estate, had a long history of alcohol abuse which worsened late last year, said his attorney, Dan Murdock.
Cross filed for divorce in October, ending the couple's 10-year marriage.
“I know the divorce came about as a result of the alcohol abuse,” said Murdock, who said he knew McCreary for more than 30 years.
“I think Mike accepted that he had a problem, but it was uncontrollable and he just couldn't or wouldn't do anything about it.”
Divorce final in January
After the divorce was finalized in January, Mc
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