Suspect says dad halted burial of Watonga girl, 8

Rosalin Reynolds, 8, of Watonga, OK, had been stabbed at least four times, according to an arrest affidavit.
BY SHEILA STOGSDILL sheilastogsdill@sbcglobal.net Published: March 26, 2011
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A man who confessed to stabbing and killing an 8-year-old Watonga girl was digging a hole in a field to bury her when her father arrived, a state agent reported.

James “Icey” Daukei Jr., 20, of Watonga, was charged with first-degree murder Friday in Blaine County in the death of second-grader Rosalin Reynolds. He is accused in stabbing her multiple times with a knife.

The child's body had at least four puncture or incise wounds, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent Martin Solorzano reported in a court affidavit.

Authorities have not said what led to the attack.

Ralph Reynolds, the child's father, told investigators he and another man, Frank Skinner, found Daukei about 5 a.m. Wednesday lying next to the child in a field behind Grand Prairie Apartments, where the family lives.

Daukei had a shovel which he had used to dig a hole, the agent reported.

Daukei chased Reynolds with the shovel, according to the agent, and Skinner ran to call police. Daukei then ran away. He was arrested about 10 a.m. near Watonga.

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