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Oklahoma City man charged with murder in ex-girlfriend's beating death

Reginald Arthur Lancaster has been charged with murder and assault in Oklahoma County District Court after reportedly beating an ex-girlfriend to death and stabbing another woman, court records show.
by Matt Dinger Published: June 13, 2014

An Oklahoma City man accused of beating his ex-girlfriend to death last month has been charged with first-degree murder.

Reginald Arthur Lancaster was arrested May 29 and charged Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court with murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Lancaster is accused of beating his ex-girlfriend, Waynetta Roberson, in the parking lot of the Chestnut Square apartments near SE 15 and Sooner Road in Midwest City. He also reportedly stabbed another woman in the parking lot before police arrived, according to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case.

Roberson was taken to OU Medical Center, where she died a short time later. The woman who was stabbed told police that it was Lancaster who attacked them, the affidavit states. Lancaster refused to speak to police after his arrest.

He was being held without bail Thursday in the Oklahoma County jail. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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