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Oklahoma crime briefs, June 8

Oklahoma crime briefs for Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Published: June 8, 2013

Crime briefs

Oklahoma City

Prosecutors charge

man with murder

Prosecutors charged a man Thursday with first-degree murder in the May 29 shooting death of a man found in a vehicle outside a northwest Oklahoma City fast-food restaurant. Shelton Keyyan Adkins, 19, of Oklahoma City, also is facing a first-degree robbery charge, court records show. Officers responding to a call at Taco Mayo, 2915 N Classen Blvd., found a man dead inside a white 2007 Hummer H3. Walter Wilburn, 35, appeared to have been killed during a robbery. The victim's pants pockets were turned inside out and bloodstained currency was found inside the vehicle, police reported. Officers arrested Adkins a short distance away. He was found hiding next to a convenience store trash bin with a gunshot wound to the hand and bloodstained currency, records show.

Tim Willert, Staff Writer

Seized horse dies,

second may be destroyed

One of two neglected horses seized from a woman's Luther home last month has died and the other could be destroyed, court papers filed Friday show. The horses were seized May 28 from a residence at 21401 E Bowman Ranch Circle. Justin, a brown gelding between 1 and 2 years old, died June 1 as a result of the owner's neglect, a court order states. April Atwell agreed to relinquish ownership of the living horse, which is being cared for by an equine rescue operation. The order gives the horse's caregivers the discretion to humanely destroy Lumpy if necessary. The animal is a gray thoroughbred approximately 18 years old.

Tim Willert, Staff Writer


Muldrow man gets

two life sentences

A Muldrow man has been sentenced to two life sentences with no chance of parole in the death of his parents, court officials said Friday. Paul Statham, 70, and Helen Statham, 69, were gunned down at their rural home in July 2011. Kevin Paul Statham, 50, plead guilty to their deaths in Le Flore County District Court and was sentenced May 16. A charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony was dropped, court records show. Statham confessed he went into his parents' house July 4 while they were sleeping and stole a shotgun, cameras, video cameras, a pair of coveralls and other items. Helen Statham's body was found in the backyard and Paul Statham's body was found in the entryway of the house July 6, according to an arrest affidavit.

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