Dead infant's mother charged
Oklahoma County prosecutors Monday filed a first-degree murder charge against a teenage mother accused of killing her infant son. Jennifer Marie Respicio, 14, of Del City, told police she lost her temper and threw the baby into his crib, court records show. Jaidyn Respicio, 7 months, died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and chest, according to the state medical examiner's spokeswoman. Jaidyn's death was ruled a homicide. The baby was taken to OU Medical Center about 6:50 p.m. April 21 and died about 7:55 a.m. A doctor said X-rays showed there was separation to the bowel in the abdominal cavity and in the abdominal space, and that Jaidyn had bruising on his abdomen area due to blunt force trauma, according to a probable cause affidavit. Respicio told police she lost her temper after having an argument with a sibling, the affidavit states.
Tim Willert, Staff Writer
Woman's death investigated as murder
An Oklahoma City woman's death is being investigated as a homicide, police Master Sgt. Gary Knight said Monday. Her body was found April 20 near Lake Overholser. Karen Natalia De Leon, 22, was found in the 6900 block of N Morgan Road when volunteers were cleaning a section of Stinchcomb Wildlife Refuge. She had been reported missing by her mother on April 6, police said. De Leon's last name is listed as Cid-Deleon by the state medical examiner's office. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.
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Chelsea man found dead in jail
A Chelsea man scheduled for trial on multiple sex crimes was found dead in his Rogers County jail cell about 5:45 a.m. Monday, a sheriff's spokesman said. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of Leslie Paul Jones, 47. A continuous positive airway pressure machine — also known as CPAP — was linked to the death, which apparently was caused by electrocution, authorities said. CPAP therapy is a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. The state medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of death. Jones was facing a jury trial Monday on 13 charges, including first- and second-degree rape, sodomy and child pornography, records show.
Rhett Morgan, Tulsa World