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    OK - Uwe, 49, & Stefan Rushing, 14, murdered in their Lawton home, 20 Jan 2014



    http://newsok.com/article/3953659

    Thorsten Rushing calmly walked to the bathroom, slid on a pair of latex gloves and then spent the next “10 to 15 minutes” suffocating his little brother, Stefan Rushing, who’d already been shot in the head multiple times as he slept.

    Those details were shared at a preliminary court hearing by a co-defendant in the case against Thorsten Rushing, 18, who is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his brother and father.

    While Thorsten Rushing attempted to suffocate his brother, their father — Uwe Rushing — was more than likely already dead, testified Ethan Thompson, who hid in a closet at the Rushing home the night Stefan, 14, and Uwe Rushing, 50, were killed.
    http://newsok.com/article/3951088

    Witnesses suggested the motive in the killings appears to be money — specifically Uwe Rushing’s life insurance policy. Each of the witnesses mentioned the term insurance and said that in exchange for helping kill his father and brother, Thorsten Rushing offered gifts of money, vehicles and housing.
    http://newsok.com/article/3932021

    Uwe Rushing's son, Thorsten Rushing, 18, and friends Ethan Thompson, 19, and Wesley Bankston, 18, have been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy. Two others — Cody Davis, 19, Timothy Delahoy, 18 — each have been charged with two counts of conspiracy and two counts of being an accessory after the fact.
    http://newsok.com/article/5361550?slideout=1

    Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday in the murder plot of a high school classmate’s father and 14-year-old brother.

    Cody Davis, 20, and Ethan Thompson, 19, both of Fort Sill, appeared separately before Comanche County district judges on Wednesday to enter guilty pleas...

    Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for Thompson, and a sentence of 35 years in prison for Davis. A sentencing hearing was scheduled for Feb. 25.
    Thorsten's trial has not yet been scheduled.

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    From June 2015:

    http://newsok.com/article/5428453

    Comanche County judges sentenced Ethan Thompson, 20, and Wesley Bankston, 19, to each serve two life sentences for first-degree murder plus 10 years for conspiracy...

    Investigators say Bankston was the getaway driver, Thompson hid in a closet while the killings were carried out, and Davis and Delahoy participated in a failed murder attempt days earlier.
    From August:

    http://www.kswo.com/story/29877882/l...ouble-homicide

    Cody Davis was sentenced to 20 years in prison and 15 years of probation for his role in the murder of Uwe and Stephan Rushing...

    Ethan Thompson pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the case and was sentenced to life in prison plus ten years. Timothy Delahoy was sentenced to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of accessory after the fact.
    Still no trial date for Thorsten Rushing.

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    This happened in the town where we live. Thorsten and my daughter had mutual friends. My husband worked with ones dad on post, and we personally knew the detective working the case. Talk about close to home!


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    The trial of a Lawton man charged in the shooting deaths of his father and brother is to begin.

    The trial of 20-year-old Thorsten Rushing on two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of conspiracy is to begin Tuesday in Comanche County District Court.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...g-father-brot/

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    Thanks, OkieGranny, for starting this thread. I usually try to keep up better with crimes in Oklahoma, as I grew up in Tulsa. I totally missed this one. What happened to 18 year olds moving out when they are not happy at home? Now it seems, some want to have the freedoms of adulthood, but only with their parents material lifestyles. It makes me so sad, especially for the younger brother.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
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    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    Jury selection finished for the day in the long-awaited trial of a Lawton man accused of killing his father and younger brother.

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    Police believe Rushing was the triggerman and tried to make it look like a home invasion with the help of four friends, who have all pleaded guilty and are serving time for their roles in the crime.

    Trial officially began Tuesday as attorneys started the jury selection process. Jury selection is expected to take a few days and the state is seeking the death penalty for rushing.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32105681/f...-rushing-trial

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    A jury was seated Friday afternoon following four days of selection in the capital murder trial of a 20-year-old Lawton man accused of the 2014 killings of his father and brother at their central Lawton home.

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    The trial will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with opening statements from attorneys, followed by testimony. The trial is expected to last two weeks.
    http://www.swoknews.com/local/jury-seated-rushing-trial

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    The opening day of testimony in the Thorsten rushing murder trial came to an abrupt halt Monday, shortly after one of his alleged co-conspirators took the stand.

    Rushing is accused of shooting his father and brother to death in their home in Lawton. Monday morning’s opening statements at the Comanche County Courthouse followed four days of jury selection last week. Testimony is expected to last two weeks, but Monday’s session was cut short following an objection by Rushing's attorney.
    http://www.newschannel6now.com/story...an-abrupt-stop

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    Tuesday, one of the men who has pleaded guilty to helping Thorsten Rushing murder his father and brother took the stand.

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    In that testimony he said Rushing planned the murder of his father Uwe and offered money and guns to Bankston, Davis and Delahoy. He said they never discussed killing Stefan. Thompson said on the Friday before the murders occurred they attempted the crime but failed when Uwe noticed that Davis was on his back porch and called 911.

    After the close call, Thompson says they told Rushing they were no longer interested in helping. He says Rushing told them that was unacceptable and began telling them about his new plan for that Sunday night.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32165615/k...-rushing-trial

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    Another surprise Wednesday at the Thorsten Rushing murder trial as two of the state’s key witnesses backed out of their plea agreements to testify against him.

    Cody Davis and Wesley Bankston had both previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the crimes in exchange for their testimony. The judge ruled them both to be in contempt of court, and allowed the state to use previous testimony from Rushing’s preliminary hearing as evidence.

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    That wasn’t the only excitement in the courtroom Wednesday. Defense attorney Stephen Jones asked for a mistrial during testimony from the crime scene investigator, saying the information he was testifying to had not been provided during the trial. The judge refused to grant the mistrial, but did agree to limit the investigator’s testimony to what was written in his report.

    The investigator’s testimony came as he walked the jury through chilling picture from the night of the murders, including images of the two victims. He pointed out several inconsistencies that he saw between the physical evidence and Rushing’s story.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32175939/t...-rushing-trial


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    An expert crime scene investigator testified today about the gun residue found on the clothes worn by accused killer Thorsten Rushing (...)

    Muriel Correa of the OSBI says the particles found on Rushing's clothing are from a discharged firearm, but there is no way to tell when or how they were put there.The murder weapon was also identified in court today along with the shell casings.

    The state is still trying to pull witnesses to help prove that Thorsten was the one who pulled the trigger. The murder weapon was presented in court today and it was identified as a nine-millimeter handgun
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32189640/o...-rushing-trial

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    Testimony ended Monday in the Thorsten Rushing murder trial at the Comanche County Courthouse.

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    The judge set closing arguments for 9 a.m. Tuesday, followed by jury instructions.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32212303/t...-rushing-trial

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    After only two hours of deliberation, the jury reached a verdict in the Thorsten Rushing trial.

    The jury found Thorsten Rushing guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32221163/j...-rushing-trial

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    The jury that found Thorsten Rushing guilty of killing his father and brother has announced their decision when it comes to how Rushing should be punished.

    Life without the chance of parole.

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    Formal sentencing will be August 12 at 11 a.m. at the Comanche County Courthouse.
    http://www.kswo.com/story/32231284/j...ngs-sentencing

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    Tomorrow...

    Formal sentencing for Thorsten G. Rushing, 20, Lawton, in connection with the 2014 double homicide of his father and brother is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday in the courtroom of District Judge Gerald Neuwirth.
    http://swoknews.com/local/formal-sen...ing-set-friday

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