Vinita woman jailed on manslaughter complaint

Glendora Beisley, 48, of Vinita, is being held in Craig County jail in the shooting death of her husband, John W. Beisley, 65, of Vinita, authorities said Saturday.
By Sheila Stogsdill Published: July 28, 2012

An argument between a Craig County couple, with a history of domestic violence, took a deadly turn over the weekend leaving the husband dead, said Bryce Lair, Craig County first assistant district attorney.

Glendora Beisley, 48, of Vinita, is in Craig County jail in the shooting death of John W. Beisley, 65, of Vinita, Lair said.

The slaying happened at the couple's rural Craig County home, which is northwest of Vinita. Investigators think a rifle was used in the shooting, Lair said.

Glendora Beisley is being held on a complaint of first-degree manslaughter, said Jessica Brown, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman. Brown said the charge could be amended.

OSBI received a call for assistance about 4:40 a.m. Saturday but think John Beisley died before midnight, Brown said

Glendora Beisley drove herself to the Muskogee 911 Center, and agents called Craig County authorities who went to the Beisley home about 3 a.m. and found the body.

John Beisley was charged in May 2005 with domestic assault and battery, a misdemeanor. That charge was dropped in December with him paying court costs, court records show.

Glendora Beisley was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in April 2010, but the charge was dismissed in October 2010 after a witness failed to appear in court, records show. has disabled the comments for this article.

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