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New Details In Atoka Man's Murder

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ATOKA, OK -- When Dwayne Oliver didn't show up for work last week, Atoka authorities started investigating rumors that he had been murdered.  Thirty year old Mitchell Monroe Craver of Atoka was arraigned by video conference and was charged with the murder of Dwayne Allen Oliver.

"OSBI agent interviewed Mr. Craver, and ultimately obtained a confession regarding the crime that had occurred" Says Gene Dodson, Atoka Police Chief.
According to arrest affidavits, Craver says that he and Oliver got in a fight, and Oliver pulled out a knife while Craver had him pinned on the ground.  Craver then took the knife from Oliver and stabbed him in the neck several times.  Craver says he then tried to hide the crime by putting Oliver in his van and lighting it on fire.  Police found Oliver's body inside a burned van in a wooded are behind the Atoka High School football field.
Neighbors say fights were common at the house, but were shocked to hear that someone had been murdered in their neighborhood.
"I hate things happen like that around here.  We try to kind of keep an eye on each other, but you never know what's going on next door" says neighbor Tommy Baugh.
Craver has been charged with first degree murder and is currently held in the Atoka County Jail on a one million dollar bond.
During his arraignment, Craver was clear with his intentions, and had one concern to address with the judge.
"I'll be happy with anything except for death... I don't want to die" says Craver.