Oklahoma teen is charged with murder in girlfriend's stabbing

Michael Anthony Ray, 16, of Marlow, is accused of fatally stabbing his 14-year-old girlfriend with a butcher knife.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL Modified: June 12, 2013 at 5:25 pm •  Published: June 12, 2013
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— A 16-year-old boy accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend with a butcher knife for wanting to end their relationship was charged Wednesday as an adult.

Michael Anthony Ray, of Marlow, is charged in Stephens County District Court with first-degree murder in the death of Alyssa Dawn Wiles, 14.

Ray is being held in the Stephens County jail without bail, Assistant District Attorney Greg Steward said.

A second suspect, a 14-year-old boy, is in custody at the Lawton Juvenile Center. Steward declined to comment on any specifics about the second teen.

Police Chief Dan Ford said the teens confessed to the killing. The younger teen said he was at the Wiles residence as a lookout, Ford said.

He declined to release the name of the second teen because he hasn't been charged.

Ford said the victim wanted to break up with Ray.

She was stabbed numerous times in the upper torso with a kitchen butcher Monday at her family's house, Ford said.

Ford said the teens confessed to the stabbing and said they buried the knife.

“During the stabbing, the knife handle broke. We have not recovered all the pieces of the knife,” Ford said. “The knife was brought from the 14-year-old's house.”

Pieces of Ray's burned clothing and what appeared to be pieces of latex gloves and a piece of the knife handle were recovered by investigators using a search warrant, Ford said.

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