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Jenks man accused in stabbing death

Oklahoman Published: January 24, 2001

OKMULGEE - A Jenks man accused of stabbing one teen-ager to death and slashing two others has been ordered held without bail.

Thomas Connell Curran III, 19, was charged Tuesday in Okmulgee County with first-degree murder and assault. Prosecutors allege he stabbed to death Justin Archambo, 19, with a kitchen steak knife on Jan. 12 at a party near Hectorville.

Curran, a former member of the Jenks High School Trojans wrestling team, was at the party with about 50 other students and former students of Broken Arrow and Jenks high schools. Witnesses said a fight broke out because of a rivalry between the two schools. It escalated when Curran retrieved two knives from the kitchen of the residence, according to court records.

Curran is accused of confronting Archambo in the yard and stabbing him in the chest. Archambo graduated from Broken Arrow last spring. Curran also is accused of attacking Broken Arrow students Corey Hall and Lance Schneeberger, according to court affidavits.

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