The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

National and world

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.


Source: Lawton Constitution


Text Only
National and world
  • Economic Recovery web.jpg U.S. economy, though sluggish, may now be sturdier

    • Inflation is under control. Runaway price increases would be destructive. Low inflation can lay a foundation for growth.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mideast web.jpg Casualty numbers raise questions about Gaza war

    A Palestinian health official put the death toll at 695 and said more than 4,100 were wounded, with civilian casualties rising sharply since Israel sent tanks and troops into Gaza last week in its first ground operation in five years.
    Israel has not offered its own count, but Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, said Wednesday that 210 Gaza militants were killed since the ground operation began.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Oil Train Fires web.jpg Stopping deadly oil train fires: New rules planned

    Accident investigators have complained for decades that older tank cars, known as DOT-111s, are too easily punctured or ruptured, spilling their contents when derailed. Since 2008, there have been 10 significant derailments in the U.S. and Canada in which crude oil has spilled from ruptured tank cars, often igniting and resulting in huge fireballs. The worst was a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic a year ago, killing 47 people.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Taiwan Plane Crash web.jpg Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

    Penghu in the Taiwan Strait between Taiwan and China late Wednesday, authorities said. The plane was on a flight from the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arizona Execution web.jpg Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m., one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Flights Canceled Israel web.jpg Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Health overhaul web.jpg Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

    But the split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Senate Georgia web.jpg Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday night’s primary runoff win validates Perdue’s campaign as an outsider.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • ODD Brooklyn Bridge M_Hass.jpg Police probing switch of flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    Video footage of the security breach shows the unidentified people walking on the bridge's footpath at about 3:10 a.m., and 20 minutes later the light on the bridge's Brooklyn tower flickers and goes dark. The same thing happens about 12 minutes later on the Manhattan tower.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Veterans Health_Hass.jpg Obama nominee McDonald pledges to ‘transform’ VA

    Robert McDonald cited problems with patient access to health care, transparency, accountability and integrity, among other issues, during a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee over his nomination today.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo 3 Stories

Featured Ads