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Oklahoma woman ordered to face murder trial in 22-year-old cold-case deaths

Creek County Special Judge Richard Woolery ruled Monday that prosecutors had sufficient evidence against Oklahoman Beverly Sue Noe to proceed to trial.
by Nolan Clay Modified: July 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm •  Published: July 14, 2014

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Murder defendant Beverly Sue Noe is brought Monday to the Creek County Courthouse in Sapulpa for a preliminary hearing. Photo by Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World
Murder defendant Beverly Sue Noe is brought Monday to the Creek County Courthouse in Sapulpa for a preliminary hearing. Photo by Stephen Pingry, Tulsa World

Found buried last year with the skeletal remains of two Oklahoma City women and a little girl were a rusted Ruger revolver and a rare kind of kitchen knife.

Prosecutors Monday used the discovery of that physical evidence and testimony from her own brother and son to link a Bristow woman to the deaths 22 years ago.

Beverly Sue Noe, 67, is charged with three first-degree murder counts. Creek County Special Judge Richard Woolery agreed Monday that prosecutors have sufficient evidence against her for a jury trial.

She is accused in the first murder count of causing the fatal stabbing and shooting of her former daughter-in-law, Wendy Camp, 23, on May 29, 1992.

She is accused in the other two counts of causing the death of Camp’s 6-year-old daughter, Cynthia Britto, and the fatal shooting of Camp’s sister-in-law, Lisa Renee Kregear, 23.

The three victims’ skeletonized remains were recovered in April 2013 from a grave in a pasture near Terlton. Investigators are unsure how the girl died. Her hands and ankles were bound and her eyes, nose and mouth had been covered by tape.

Prosecutors allege in the charge that Beverly Noe acted “together and in concert with” her mother, Ida Mae Prewitt, who died in 2011. Prosecutors allege Camp was killed because she was in a custody dispute with her former husband, Chad Noe, over their son, then 4.

Beverly Noe long had been a suspect in the disappearances because she had admitted picking up Camp and the other two in Oklahoma City and driving them to Shamrock so Camp could visit her son.

Noe’s brother, Grover Junior Prewitt, testified Monday she admitted last year to using a .357-caliber gun in the killings. He said the two spoke about the guns at a casino.

“She said, ‘I’m the one that used the .357,’” he testified.

Previous stories in the cold case killings of Wendy Camp, Cynthia Britto and Lisa Renee Kregear:

May 30, 2007: Investigators offer reward in cold case

Jan. 24, 1997: Computer Photo Helps in Search For Missing Girl

Oct. 19, 1993: Agents Hope National Show Solves Mystery

May 28, 1993: Mother's Pain Still Fresh

April 9, 1993: Disappearance Due National Exposure

Dec. 10, 1992: Disappearances Frustrate Agents

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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