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Murder defendants mocked dead Midwest City man, witness testifies

Stephen L. Segar, of Midwest City, and Kelly J. Charty, of Oklahoma City, are accused of killing Gary Scheetz, 47, and setting fire to his house.
by Tim Willert Modified: May 15, 2013 at 9:18 pm •  Published: May 15, 2013

Charty, though, refused to kill Houston after being directed to do so by Segar, the witness testified.

“He'll have to kill me to get to you,” the woman said Charty told her.

Houston said she did not see either man kill Scheetz but testified about Segar describing how he killed her boyfriend.

“Yeah, I killed that (expletive),” Houston said Segar told her. “I didn't like the way he was talking to my little brother (Charty).”

Segar also talked about how he would cut up the body if he couldn't secure a truck to move it and how he would burn down Scheetz's house as a “last resort, Houston testified.

What happened

Police officers were called to a house fire about 8:40 p.m. June 6 at 309 W Lilac Lane, and found Scheetz in the living room with extensive burns and trauma to his forehead and neck, records show.

Houston testified passing out several times over a 24-hour period. Once, she said, Segar woke her by tapping her on the cheek and dragged her to the backyard, where she saw Scheetz's lifeless body.

“Is he …?” the witness testified asking Segar. “‘Yeah, he's dead,'” she said Segar replied.

Houston also testified about seeing the two men laugh and chant “Gary's dead, Gary's dead” as they kicked and stomped the victim.

Segar, she said, appeared to be enjoying himself, adding that one of the men put a crack pipe in the victim's mouth and both men moved his lips, saying “Look at me, I'm a dead crack head.”

Neighborhood friend Rublin Lafebre testified about buying gasoline for Segar, who told him he needed it “to take care of something … take care of evidence, something of that nature.” has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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