Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris admits the death of a key state witness will change the way he moves forward with a high profile murder case.
Allen Shields was to have testified against other suspects in the murder for hire death of businessman Neal Sweeney. Shields committed suicide after a stand-off with Tulsa Police for an unrelated offense.
Harris says he will try to introduce Shields testimony from the preliminary hearing into evidence at the trial.
Tulsa, Ok – Tulsa man found dead after standoff with police
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A defendant and key witness in a Tulsa murder case has been found dead after taking an 11-year-old girl hostage and an hours-long standoff with police.
Officer Leland Ashley says the body of Allen Shields was found inside a north Tulsa home about 12:50 a.m. Tuesday nearly an hour and a half after he released the girl unharmed. Ashley said Shields confronted the girl and her mother about 5:30 p.m. Monday but allowed the woman to leave.
Tulsa, OK – Earlier this afternoon, Tulsa County Commissioners passed a resolution today creating a burn ban in Tulsa County for the next seven days. After seven days, Tulsa County Commissioners will meet to assess the need for another seven-day burn ban.