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by Tim Willert Published: October 13, 2012


Two charged

in woman's death

Two men arrested in the shooting death of a woman in northwest Oklahoma City were charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with first-degree murder, records show. Brian Joe Cook, 32, and Brandon S. Bates, 26, were arrested Oct. 7 at a house in Moore on murder complaints in the death of Lorinda Frans, 51. Frans and her husband were walking to their car about 9 p.m. Oct. 5 at 1624 NW 15 when they apparently startled two men who were near the vehicle, and at least one of them fired shots. Frans was hit and was taken to a hospital where she died. Bates and Cook are being held without bail in 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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