OK OK - Lauria Bible, 16, & Ashley Freeman, 16, Welch, 30 December 1999 *ARREST*

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  1. flightybird

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    It's now an entire generation ago that Lorene Bible's 16-year-old daughter Lauria was abducted and murdered.

    Jay and Lorene Bible were blessed already with 16 grandchildren to share their holidays when Lauria went missing the night of Dec. 29, 1999.

    Today, the Oklahoma couple can boast of 18 great-grandchildren. Yet this year, just as it has been for the past 19 years, the joy of the holidays for the Bible family remains tempered by the loss of Lauria.

    Families, investigators still resolved in search for missing girls' remains
     
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    Following this thread. So sad that they still haven't been found and still no justice
     
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    Following this thread. So sad that they still haven't been found and still no justice
     
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    Outrageous the private investigators solved this within several months yet it took another almost two decades to get arrests.
     
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    Jim_M Honest American Bison (Buffalo)

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    I am guessing/hoping that the Preliminary hearing is still set for Feb 22?

    Ronnie Busick preliminary hearing was rescheduled for February 22.

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    Police say Busick kidnapped and killed Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman back in 1999 in Welch.
     
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    20 years is a long time for justice.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Friday, February 22nd:
    *Prelim Hearing (@ 9am CT) - OK – Danny (40) & Kathy Freeman (37), their daughter Ashley (16) & her friend Lauria Bible (16) (Dec. 29-30, 1999, Welch; girls have not been found) - *Ronnie Dean Busick (66/37 @ time of crime) was arrested (4/22/18) & official charged (4/30/18) with 2 counts of first-degree murder with malice aforethought or accessory to 1st degree murder, 2 additional counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping, and 1 count of first-degree arson or accessory to 1st degree arson. $1M bond.
    Two other men, Warren Philip "Phil" Welch II (61) died in 2007 & David A. Pennington (56) died in 2015, are implicated in the deaths but have themselves died.
    5/11/18: The state is also seeking a hearing seeking the excusing of the endorsements of witnesses, who are only identified by initials in the probable cause affidavit. The case was continued to July 13, when a preliminary hearing will be set.
    7/13/18 Update: A preliminary hearing for Busick has been set for 9/14. 9/14/18: Next hearing on Dec. 21.

    12/21/18 Update: Defense says Busick is incompetent to stand trial, asks Judge to have mental evaluation done on his mental status. Preliminary hearing rescheduled for 2/22/19.
     
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    The mother of one of the missing Welch girls is planning a trip to New York City as the case goes in front of a national audience.

    CNN is releasing a documentary series this year on HLN, featuring the case.

    Lorene said next week, she will be answering questions from an audience after a 20-minute clip of the series is shown at a true crime festival in New York City.

    AN AMERICAN MYSTERY (working title) (premiere date TBA) A new investigative documentary series that explores a harrowing and unique missing persons case that is currently evolving into a much larger story of unsolved murder, and allegations of cover- up and corruption in Oklahoma. Crime author and investigator Jax Miller and former police investigator Sarah Cailean have been intrepidly researching the confounding case of Lauria Bible and Ashley Freeman, two teenagers who disappeared in December 1999, after the Freeman family trailer was burned to the ground. The series delves into the various strange theories and reveals a truth that proves even more incredible. Stephen David Entertainment is the production company.

    Click here for a trailer: Mother of Missing Welch Girl Going to NYC for True Crime Festival
     
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    jewelsmac No one really knows why anyone does anything

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    You’re absolutely right. I can’t imagine what has taken this long. It’s like they were waiting for these guys to die.
     
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    Friday, April 12th:
    *Preliminary Hearing (@ 9am CT) - OK – Danny (40) & Kathy Freeman (37), their daughter Ashley (16) & her friend Lauria Bible (16) (Dec. 29-30, 1999, Welch; girls have not been found) - *Ronnie Dean Busick (66/37 @ time of crime) was arrested (4/22/18) & official charged (4/30/18) with 2 counts of first-degree murder with malice aforethought or accessory to 1st degree murder, 2 additional counts of 1st degree murder, 2 counts of kidnapping, and 1 count of first-degree arson or accessory to 1st degree arson. $1M bond. Craig County
    Two other men, Warren Philip "Phil" Welch II (61) died in 2007 & David A. Pennington (56) died in 2015, are implicated in the deaths but have themselves died.
    5/11/18: The state is also seeking a hearing seeking the excusing of the endorsements of witnesses, who are only identified by initials in the probable cause affidavit. The case was continued to July 13, when a preliminary hearing will be set.
    7/13/18 Update: A preliminary hearing for Busick has been set for 9/14. 9/14/18: Next hearing on Dec. 21.
    12/21/18 Update: Defense says Busick is incompetent to stand trial, asks Judge to have mental eval done on his mental status. Preliminary hearing rescheduled for 2/22/19.
    2/22/19 Update: Preliminary hearing on 4/12.
     
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