Del City man charged with first-degree murder, four other felonies

Lochinvar Caldwell Jr., 56, of Del City, was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree murder and four other felonies.
by Matt Dinger Modified: April 7, 2014 at 7:33 pm •  Published: April 8, 2014

A man accused of shooting his 15-year-old grandson to death because he believed the boy was possessed by the devil was charged Monday in Oklahoma County District Court with murder and four other crimes.

Lochinvar Caldwell Jr., 56, is charged with first-degree murder, assault and battery, kidnapping, indecent exposure and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Late March 21, Del City police received a call of a fight in the street in the 2700 block of Eagle Drive. While en route, they learned that a naked man had forced his way into a neighbor’s home with a girl, according to a search warrant.

After police were able to talk them out of the house, Caldwell’s 17-year-old granddaughter told police that her grandfather had gone crazy earlier in the day, according to the warrant.

She said Caldwell forced her brother, Jaquelin Caldwell, 15, onto a bed in the bedroom, told him he was possessed by the devil and shot him once in the head, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The girl said she spent all day inside the house, 2704 Eagle Drive, with her grandfather and her brother’s body because she was afraid he was going to kill her.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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