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January 31, 2014

5 teens charged in death of 1 teen's dad, brother

LAWTON, Okla. —  Five teenagers have been charged in the killings of one of the teen's father and brother.

Eighteen-year-olds Thorsten Rushing and Timothy Delahoy are accused along with Ethan Thompson and Cody Davis, both 19, of carrying out or aiding in the Jan. 20 shooting deaths of Rushing's father and 14-year-old brother. Online court records filed Friday indicate that a 17-year-old also has been charged in connection to the killings.

Rushing, Thompson and the 17-year-old each are charged with first-degree murder in the slayings of 50-year-old Uwe Rushing and 14-year-old Stefan Rushing. Delahoy and Davis each are charged with being an accessory to the killings and with conspiracy to commit murder.

Court records show the five have pleaded not guilty. No attorneys were listed for any of the defendants.

A police affidavit filed in the case said Davis and Delahoy tried to help Rushing commit the crime at least three days before it happened. After the first attempt failed, Thompson and the 17-year-old suspect reportedly assisted with the homicides on Jan. 20, according to the affidavit.

Prosecutors say Rushing shot his father in the chest and head before shooting his younger brother in the head.

"Stefan was not 'bleeding out fast enough' so Thorsten covered Stefan's nose and mouth and smothered him until he was dead," according to the affidavit.

Rushing and Thompson then allegedly fired shots into a wall in an effort to make it look like someone had broken into the home.

Prosecutors and police have not given a motive for the slayings. The Comanche County District Attorney's Office declined to comment.

According to the newspaper, Davis' mother, April, said she was "in shock" at learning the oldest of her five sons was charged with the crime. She said Davis was always a good and kind young man who enjoyed playing cards and staying in with friends.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for April 9.

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Source: Lawton Constitution

 

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