Man arrested in decapitation of couple appears in court

Ponca City Now - February 12, 2016 8:48 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A 20-year-old man arrested in the shooting and decapitation of his grandmother and her husband at an Oklahoma City home where the three lived has pleaded not guilty to two murder complaints.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports Quinton D. Laster appeared briefly Thursday via video hookup from jail.

Laster was mostly silent during the hearing and spoke only to say his name.

Special Judge Russell Hall says Laster has entered a plea of not guilty. Laster hasn’t been charged and is being held without bail.

Laster was arrested Tuesday after police found the bodies of 59-year-old Sharon Reed and 78-year-old James Earl Reed in the home.

It’s the third time in the past year and a half someone has been charged in Oklahoma with a crime related to a beheading.

 

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