Boy's parents face trial
A judge ruled Monday that the parents of a boy accused of shaking his 9-month-old sister to death will face trial on child neglect charges. Oklahoma County Special Judge Fred D. Doak found probable cause that Linda Walleska Beletzuy, 31, and Carlos Lopez-Beletzuy, 37, of Oklahoma City, committed a crime by failing to provide proper supervision and/or an appropriate caretaker for Linda Beletzuy, who died Aug. 19. The girl's brother, Crystian Rivera, 14, is charged with first-degree murder. He was 13 at the time. Prosecutors allege the girl died after her brother shook and tossed her for interrupting his video game. She was injured while left in Rivera's care while her parents were at work. Rivera will not be tried as an adult.
TIM WILLERT,STAFF WRITER
Death spurs police inquiry
Police are investigating a man's shooting death at a northeast Oklahoma City apartment complex. Tracy Shane Williams Jr., 30, was found dead about 10 p.m. Sunday at the Sooner Haven Apartments, NE 36 and Prospect Avenue. Police said Williams was found behind apartment 3614. He died at OU Medical Center. Investigators do not have a suspect. Anyone with information can call the homicide tip line at 297-1200.
FROM STAFF REPORTS