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Oklahoma crime briefs for July 11

Oklahoma crime briefs for July 11
Modified: July 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm •  Published: July 11, 2013
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CRIME BRIEFS

Oklahoma City

Police investigate homicide

Detectives are investigating a homicide after police were notified that a patient at Integris Baptist Medical Center died from injuries he suffered in an assault earlier this week. The assault had not been reported to police, Master Sgt. Gary Knight said.

Investigators learned the victim, Kerwin McFadden, 39, of Oklahoma City, was assaulted early Sunday in the street in front of his home in the 3300 block of NW 14, Knight said.

McFadden was driven to Deaconess Hospital in a private vehicle and then transferred to Baptist, police said.

McFadden was pronounced dead Monday. The cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head, the state medical examiner reported.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.

From staff reports

Man is charged in woman's death

Prosecutors charged a man with first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of a woman whose body was found April 20 near Lake Overholser.

Juan Carlos Garcia Jr., 29, of Oklahoma City, is accused of killing Karen Natalia De Leon, 22, of Oklahoma City.

De Leon's mother reported her missing April 6, a day after De Leon called her and said she was assaulted by Garcia, her boyfriend, and was being held against her will, court records show.

Garcia's ex-wife told investigators he had physically and sexually assaulted her, and said she feared for De Leon's safety, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The ex-wife said Garcia told her he assaulted De Leon and warned her to “be quiet” when she asked if he had killed De Leon, police reported.

Garcia's father told police he had fled to Mexico.

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