Phillip O'Connor
Enterprise Desk Enterprise Editor
O'Connor joined the Oklahoman staff in June, 2012 after working at The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a combined 28 years. O'Connor, an Oklahoma City resident, is a graduate of Kansas State University. He has written frequently about the military and has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Israel and several other countries.

  • Duncan triple homicide: 5 things we learned about Alan Hruby

    Richard Hall and Phillip O'Connor | Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    [img][/img] Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks held a press conference today offering new details in the case of Alan Hruby, the man accused of shooting his parents and younger sister to death at their Duncan, Okla., home. Here are five new facts we learned from the press conference: 1. Hruby has been charged University of Oklahoma freshman Alan J. Hruby was charged Wednesday in the shooting deaths of his mother, father and younger sister. 2. The murder weapon was a firearm Prosecutors said Hruby shot the victims

  • Oklahoma City motel shoot-out victim's friends, family search for answers

    By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

    On Wednesday afternoon, the seemingly disparate group had gathered in a southeast Oklahoma City motel room. Just what brought them together in Room 167 of the Plaza Inn motel at 3200 S Prospect Ave. remains a mystery. But the result was a shoot-out that left Monden dead, two officers wounded, Rhea and Williams hospitalized in critical condition, Boen and Patterson in police custody and investigators and family members still searching for answers.

  • Preliminary hearing starts for Oklahoma war hero in the death of his uncle

    By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    Maxx Robinson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his uncle.

  • Oklahoma beheading: 5 new facts we learned about the attack today

    Richard Hall and Phillip O'Connor | Published: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    The Cleveland County District Attorney held a press conference today offering new details in the case of Alton Nolen, the man accused of beheading and stabbing coworkers at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Okla. Here are five new facts we learned from the press conference: 5. Nolen went home to get the knife before the attacks […]

  • Oklahoma beheading: Attacker had just been fired from food company, police said

    BY PHILLIP O’CONNOR, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    911 caller, witnesses describe attack at Moore plant.

  • Oklahoma war hero facing murder charge released from jail

    By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Oklahoma Bronze Star-winner Maxx Robinson is accused in the April 1 shooting death of his uncle, Bill J. Cline Jr., during an altercation at Cline’s home in Porter.

  • War hero from Oklahoma faces first-degree murder charge

    By Phillip O’Connor, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    Maxx Robinson, 22, a decorated Oklahoma National Guard veteran, is accused of killing Bill J. Cline Jr., 58, during an April 1 altercation at Cline’s home in Porter.

  • Decorated Oklahoma National Guard soldier charged in uncle's shooting death

    By Phillip O'Connor | Updated: Tue, Jun 10, 2014

    An Oklahoma National Guard soldier decorated for valor in Afghanistan now sits in the Wagoner County jail facing first-degree murder charges in connection with the April shooting death of his uncle. Maxx Robinson, 22, is accused of killing, Bill J. Cline Jr., 58, during an April 1 altercation at Cline’s home in Porter. Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris filed the charges late Monday afternoon in Wagoner County and Robinson was booked into the jail about 10:30 p.m. Monday night on a no-bail warrant. A jail spokesman said Robinson is expected to make an initial court appearance this afternoon.