Oklahoma man indicted on murder charge in Indian Country death
The Associated Press - November 9, 2019 9:40 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A federal grand jury in Oklahoma City has indicted a Carnegie man on a murder charge in a 2018 beating death on American Indian land.
Court records show that 34-year-old Isaiah Whitefox Redbird was charged Wednesday for the death of Byron Tongeamah, Jr. and also charged with assault with intent to commit murder in the beating of a woman identified as Tongeamah’s girlfriend.
Redbird was previously found competent to stand trial following a mental examination. Assistant federal public defender Paul Lacy declined further comment on Thursday.
An affidavit says that Tongeamah was found dead on September 12th, 2018, with head injuries in the carport of a vacant house after his girlfriend was found walking on a street in Carnegie with head injuries.
Redbird was arrested two weeks later in Arizona.