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Man arrested in father’s death in alleged insurance scheme

The Associated Press - March 22, 2018 11:11 am

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma man is facing a murder charge six years after authorities say he killed his father to collect a life insurance policy.

Stephens County court records indicate 37-year-old James Kyle Brooks of Blanchard was charged with first-degree murder Friday. He’s accused in the August 2012 death of 52-year-old Timothy James Brooks.

An affidavit filed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says James Brooks was visiting his father in Marlow, about 70 miles southwest of Oklahoma City, when he called police to report Timothy Brooks had killed himself. Police found him with a gunshot wound in the abdomen and a 12-gauge shotgun between his legs.

The affidavit says the son had bought a $500,000 life insurance policy and staged his father’s death so he could collect the insurance money.

 

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