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Oklahoma news briefs for May 2, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for May 2, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: May 1, 2014 at 8:35 pm •  Published: May 1, 2014

In brief

Oklahoma City

Salon holds charity event

The Velvet Monkey hair salon, 1701 NW 16, will hold a St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday to raise funds for childhood cancer research. More than 30 participants have registered to shave their heads to support the foundation’s mission to conquer childhood cancer. More volunteers are needed for the event, with which organizers hope to raise $10,000. For more information, contact Jayme Owen at (919) 986-1484 or


Death leads to charges

An Oklahoma City man was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in Oklahoma County District Court in connection with the death of a man who was hit with a baseball bat and died five days later. Eric Noyola, 22, was arrested after an April 19 fight at Boomer Sports Complex, 3820 E Interstate 240 Service Road. Noyola told police he retrieved a baseball bat from his car and used it to strike Richard “Ricky” Betancur in the head, according to the arrest warrant. He told police he meant to hit Betancur in the arm or body to scare him or stop him from fighting, the warrant states. Betancur left the scene and went to the hospital with a bleeding brain and a fractured skull, the probable cause affidavit states. Noyola was arrested on an assault and battery with a dangerous weapon complaint, which was amended after Betancur died. Noyola was also charged with public drunkenness after admitting to police he had been drinking beer before the incident, the affidavit states.

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