MADILL, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Texas have arrested a man suspected in the Oklahoma shooting deaths of his wife and her two teenage children. Marshall County Sheriff Danny Cryer says the three bodies were found Thursday morning in their home near Madill. The sheriff says the suspect was arrested later Thursday in Abilene, Texas, more than 200 miles from where the shootings occurred. Cryer says the suspect was married to the woman and stepfather of the teen victims. The suspect faces extradition to Oklahoma.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Cherokee Nation's newly elected chief formally announced his plan to send a delegate to the U.S. House, but acknowledged the first such attempt by a tribal nation will take time as well as cooperation from Congress. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. on Thursday called on Congress to recognize the tribe's right for a delegate that is outlined in two separate treaties with the U.S. government and the tribe's constitution.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A judge has sentenced an Oklahoma man to life in prison for hiding cameras in homes to capture images of girls. Ryan Aaron Alden pleaded guilty in June to 28 felonies, including creating child pornography and possession of obscene material of minors. Oklahoma County District Judge Amy Palumbo said during sentencing Wednesday that she would have ordered Alden castrated if the law allowed. The Oklahoman reports prosecutors say Alden hid cameras in four Oklahoma homes where he did electrical work.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A federal judge has placed the man at the center of a documentary series "The Innocent Man" on the path to potential freedom. U.S. District Judge James Payne of Muskogee, Oklahoma, has ruled there was reasonable doubt that Karl Fontenot should have been convicted in 1988 in the kidnapping and killing of Ada convenience store clerk Denice Haraway in 1984. Fontenot's case was the focus of the John Grisham book "The Innocent Man" and a later Netflix documentary series by the same name.
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