GUILTY OK - Michelle Spence, 34, found strangled in her car, Tulsa, 20 March 2015

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  1. los2188

    los2188 North Carolina Tar Heels..your NCCA Champs!!

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    Michelle Spence
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    Police investigating homicide after children find mother, 34, dead in vehicle in east Tulsa
    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crim...cle_ecb86a28-cfd5-11e4-9b28-57e5f774b34c.html
    http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/two-children-find-their-mothers-body-inside-car032115
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  3. SurfieTX

    SurfieTX New Member

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    CocoChanel Registered Texan

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    So sad for those children to have found their mother deceased in the trunk of a car. How does a child get over that? They don't. Lord, grant them strength and support to manage this devastating loss.
     
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    It was a SUV ,no trunk. She was found in the back covered in blankets.. I'm a little confused as to why the kids didn't call the father after not finding their mother not home or call her cellphone. Must be more info not released.
     
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  7. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    I don't understand any adult who would drop kids off especially at night and not wait to see if they get inside where they are safe. There are conflicting reports of the person who dropped them off now and may not be the father (see comment section KOTV story). The boys should not have been walking the streets at that hour in search of an adult.

    To me, it sounds like it is possible to be an overdose and someone moved her to the back of her SUV to avoid an investigation. She called in sick to work (by the way, stable job) for a couple of days and was seen on Friday. Looking at her FB page, it appears she does party a little. I can see this being a plausible scenario.

    It does leave a tight window depending on what time she was seen on Friday until she was found Friday night at 11:30pm.

    ETA: Correction
     
  8. TTF14

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    Here's the article SS is referencing: http://www.newson6.com/story/28578549/tulsa-police-children-find-their-mother-dead-in-suv

    I'm not convinced this was a homicide.

    Also, she was found Friday night, when her kids were dropped off. Doesn't sound like it was the weekend without her kids....just a couple of weekdays.
     
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  10. Ssejors

    Ssejors The Great And Powerful Ssej!

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    Quasi judgemental post. The older boy was 14. I was out at night when I was 14. I wandered the streets of my neighbourhood at 11 pm. My folks trusted me enough to drop me off places without holding my hand as I went inside. 11 pm isn't all that late if you are 14.

    People parent differently. Some kids live on their own when they are 14. These kids lives in an apartment complex and probably figured they would just find mom at her friends house.

    Not to sound rude but not everyone has a tight leash on their kids


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  11. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    Not all parents are equally approachable.
     
  12. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    Nothing against 14 year olds, but I wouldn't allow mine to be out running around, particularly in that area, at 11:30pm on a Friday night. People need to be responsible for their children's safety and for their activities. 14 year old gang bangers are becoming common place.

    I don't know if you are familiar with Tulsa, OK, but the gang violence is a real problem. Also in Tulsa, OK...there is a curfew for children under the age of 18 years old. Curfew is: 11:00pm - 6:00am Sun-Thurs. and 12:01am - 6:00am Sat. & Sunday. So not only is it a bad idea, it is actually against the law.
     
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    But the boys did not live in the apartment complex. They were dropped off at their home 1-2 miles away at night and could not get in the house. They walked to the apartments where their mom had "friends." That is where they discovered their mom's dead body in the back of her SUV. They found an adult at the apartment complex to call 911.

    I cannot find where she was seen Friday alive, either.
     
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    Bumping for Michelle and her boys.
     
  15. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny New Member Staff Member Forum Coordinators

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    From November:

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/cour...cle_918f89f5-c642-5669-b1e9-a13d2c4d54d2.html

     
  16. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, OkieGranny! This case really bothered me for some reason. I guess I felt horrible for her kids. I grew up near that part of town.
     
  17. JusticeWillBeServed

    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    From September:

    Jury Finds Tulsa Man Guilty Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend

    http://www.newson6.com/story/33113148/jury-to-decide-if-tulsa-man-is-guilty-of-killing-ex-girlfriend

    The judge ended up sentencing Renese to life without parole.

    http://docapp065p.doc.state.ok.us/servlet/page?_pageid=394&_dad=portal30&_schema=PORTAL30&doc_num=438854&offender_book_id=272337
     
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    Tulsa man set for resentencing in 2015 strangulation death of ex-girlfriend after appellate court rebukes prosecutors' comments in closing arguments
     
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