Hearing set for men charged in Carina Saunders' death

A hearing is scheduled in Oklahoma County district court for two men accused in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was dismembered.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 18, 2012
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A hearing is scheduled in Oklahoma County district court for two men accused in the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was dismembered.

Tuesday's hearing for 34-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey Jr. and 38-year-old Luis Ruiz will likely determine when they will appear for a preliminary hearing on a first-degree murder charge.

The two men were formally charged in July with the death of 19-year-old Carina Saunders, whose body was discovered behind a grocery store in Bethany on Oct. 13, 2011. An autopsy report revealed Saunders had been decapitated and her body was missing hands and feet. She was identified by dental records.

The report says Saunders was murdered but does not indicate when she died. Authorities believe Saunders' slaying was connected to a drug ring, human trafficking and prostitution.


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