Ponca City, OK

Now: 75 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 89 °F | Lo: 68 °F

Friday

Hi: 93 °F 

Lo: 68 °F

Saturday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 72 °F

Sunday

Hi: 95 °F 

Lo: 75 °F

Monday

Hi: 92 °F 

Lo: 76 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 94 °F 

Lo: 74 °F

Oklahoma inmate’s death no longer deemed homicide

The Associated Press and The Oklahoman - July 19, 2017 9:35 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The death of an Oklahoma County jail inmate is no longer being considered a homicide after investigators reviewed new evidence in the case.

Ricky Earl Windle died Feb. 5 after complications from multiple blunt force trauma. An initial autopsy declared his death a homicide because Windle had been assaulted by other inmates a month before his death.

But authorities say the 53-year-old inmate’s manner of death is now considered unknown after investigators listened to recorded phone calls in which Windle described falling out of his jail bunk.

Acting Sheriff P.D. Taylor tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/2uIrjH2 ) that there’s “no question” Windle had been assaulted by other inmates but that it’s unclear whether that caused his death. Windle developed a fatal infection after suffering three broken ribs and other injuries.

 

Latest Stories

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign underway

The statewide mobilization campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled over runs through Labor Day weekend, ending...

Highway Patrol continues investigation in fatal accident

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is continuing its investigation into a fatal collision which occured about 4...

Readers share weather photos from Wednesday night

Our readers shared photos from Wednesday night’s storm. Lisa Marie Breedlove took this photo on Grand...