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Tulsa police arrest brothers in quadruple killing

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 6, 2013 at 7:06 pm •  Published: February 6, 2013

"I've been praying I'd get good news, and this probably is the best news I could have gotten," Cheryl Nunley told The Associated Press late Wednesday. "It's just been so hard with her not here today. But knowing that they caught these men is a tremendous load off my mind."

Nunley previously has said that her daughter had befriended Powell and had been staying with her off and on for about a week. She said her daughter had lost touch with her family but was trying to get her life back together.

Cedric Poore had been in the Tulsa jail since Jan. 22 on complaints alleging he had been speeding and driving a car with expired plates and without proof of liability insurance, according to jail records. His brother was taken into custody early Wednesday.

Fairmont Terrace is a gated but run-down apartment complex in south Tulsa, about a mile from the Southern Hills Country Club and about two miles from Oral Roberts University. The complex has a nighttime security patrol and curfew, though the bodies were found about 12:30 p.m. Someone had heard from one of the women a few hours earlier, which is why investigators believe the killings happened during the day.

Tulsa police said there were two slayings at the complex last year, and crimes such as break-ins and shootings, are common.

The hastily formed Public Safety Intelligence Working Group met four times over the past month and produced a list of recommendations to submit this week to the City Council on ways to beef up crime-solving. Suggestions included investing in a new records management system to better share intelligence among local law enforcement agencies and exploring public-private partnerships to publicize the city's anonymous and underfunded Crime Stoppers tip line. has disabled the comments for this article.