LAWTON — Five young men have been charged in the killing of the father and brother of one of the men.
Lawton police report Cody Davis, 19; Ethan Thompson, 19; Timothy Delahoy, 18; Thorsten Rushing, 18; and Wesley Bankston, 17, are accused in the shooting of Rushing's father, 50-year-old Uwe Rushing, and brother, 14-year-old Stefan Rushing, on Jan. 20.
Police found Uwe Rushing and Stefan Rushing dead from gunshot wounds in a house in the 1100 block of Columbia.
Police Capt. Craig Akard said an 18-year-old man was in the house but was not shot. The victims were watching television when they were shot, police said.
The man told police two gunmen, wearing dark sweaters and masks, entered the house through the back door and shot the victims. The man told police he was able to get a shotgun and shoot at the gunmen, Akard said.
Thorsten Rushing and Thompson both were charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy in the deaths. Delahoy and Davis both were charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of being an accessory to the killings.
Bankston was charged in the case on Friday with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.
According to the police affidavit filed in the case, Davis and Delahoy tried to help Thorsten Rushing commit the crime at least three days before the double-homicide. After the first attempt failed, Thompson and the 17-year-old suspect reportedly assisted with the homicides Jan. 20.
Prosecutors say Thorsten Rushing shot his father in the chest and head before shooting his little brother in the head.
“Stefan was not ‘bleeding out fast enough' so Thorsten covered Stefan's nose and mouth and smothered him until he was dead,” the affidavit states.
Thompson and Thorsten Rusting then reportedly fired shots into a wall in an effort to make it look like someone had broken into the home.
Thompson, Davis and the 17-year-old later went to police with a 9-mm gun that they said was used to kill Thorsten Rusting's dad and brother.
Police and prosecutors have not given a motive.
Thompson had an attorney present for his initial appearance, while Thorsten Rusting asked for a public defender.
Davis' mother, April, said she was “in shock” at learning the oldest of her five sons was accused in the crime. She said Davis was always a good and kind young man who enjoyed playing cards and staying in with friends.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 9.