BRISTOW — After being “saved” at church, Beverly Sue Noe said last year she had confessed all her sins except one, a state agent reported.
She said she would take that one to the grave.
On Friday, Noe, 67, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, almost 22 years after the victims were killed.
She is accused in the first murder count of causing the death of her former daughter-in-law, Wendy Camp, 23, on May 29, 1992.
She is accused in the other two counts of causing the deaths of Camp’s 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto; and Camp’s sister-in-law, Lisa Renee Kregear, 23.
The three victims’ skeletonized remains were recovered last April from a grave in a pasture near Terlton. The victims had lived in Oklahoma City.
The charge was filed Friday morning in Creek County District Court in Bristow. The defendant is being held in the Creek County jail in Sapulpa.
Prosecutors allege in the charge that she acted “together and in concert with” her mother, Ida Mae Prewitt, who died in 2011.
Investigators believe Camp was killed because she was in a custody dispute in 1992 with her former husband, Chad Noe, over their son, then 4.
“In the past year, investigators collected information pointing to Beverly Noe and her mother Ida Prewitt as having killed the three,” the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reported Friday after the arrest.
The OSBI said Beverly Noe made several revealing statements in a conversation with her brother, “including information about the gun she used in the homicides.”
The OSBI stated in an advisory it “hopes this arrest brings solace to the victims’ families although it has taken two decades to find the bodies and make an arrest.”
As they should, “courts demand solid evidence of such a crime prior to prosecution,” the OSBI stated.
Beverly Noe, who lives in Bristow, was arrested Friday morning during a traffic stop about a mile west of Drumright.
The brother, Grover Prewitt Jr., 61, of Bristow, was charged last year with being an accessory to first-degree murder. His felony case is pending.
Prosecutors allege he acted illegally by helping family members avoid prosecution. He once owned the property where the remains were found.
He claims his mother told him in 1992 to fill up a hole on the property that had been dug for a septic tank, an OSBI agent reported in a court affidavit filed Friday.