Oklahoma County prosecutors refile charge in cold-case slaying

A Chicago man has been jailed on a charge of killing an Oklahoma City aerospace engineer in 1996.
by Tim Willert Modified: July 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm •  Published: July 9, 2013
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Prosecutors have refiled a first-degree murder charge against a Chicago man accused of killing an Oklahoma City aerospace engineer in 1996.

A judge Monday denied a request to continue a preliminary hearing for Dwayne Edmondson, prompting prosecutors to dismiss the case and refile the charge.

Edmondson, 50, is accused of killing Scott Douglas Penny, 36, who worked at Tinker Air Force Base and lived alone. Co-workers found Penny on Jan. 30, 1996, when they went to his home in the 2600 block of NW 21 after he failed to show up for work.

DNA from a cigarette butt found in Penny's garage, along with a photo of a black man with a tattoo on his bicep led Oklahoma City police detectives to Edmondson, who lived in Oklahoma City when Penny was killed.

Edmondson was returned to Oklahoma City in April and is being held without bail in the Oklahoma County jail.

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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 FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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