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Oklahoma City homicide numbers increase for first half of 2012

Oklahoma City police say there were 48 homicides in Oklahoma City during the first half of 2012, more than in recent years. At least 14 of the deaths were related to domestic violence or child abuse.

BY JULIANA KEEPING Modified: July 14, 2012 at 9:40 pm •  Published: July 15, 2012

Tia Bloomer had put an abusive relationship behind her. The 19-year-old mother and college student maintained a 3.7 grade-point average.

She was two weeks away from beginning service in the U.S. Air Force when her life was cut short.

Dozens of horrified...
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