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Five are charged in Lawton homicides

Five young men face charges in two Lawton killings. A man and boy were killed in their home.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: January 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm •  Published: January 31, 2014

— 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.

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