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BY Staff Reports
Thursday, October 11, 2012
10/11/12 at 2:48 AM
Manslaughter charge filed after stabbing turns fatal
A manslaughter charge has been filed against a Tulsa man on an allegation that he fatally stabbed another man Tuesday, authorities said.
Eric Jason Spears, 27, was arrested Tuesday and was released on bond about 11:30 p.m., before officials knew that the stabbing victim, Devin Maggs, 24, had died at a hospital about 11 p.m.
Spears was charged Wednesday with first-degree manslaughter and was rearrested, Tulsa County District County Court and jail records show.
Police who had been called to a disturbance in the 800 block of North Gary Place about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday found Maggs there.
He had been stabbed multiple times and was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital, police said.
Officers said Maggs had confronted Spears about damage to Maggs' vehicle.
The damage reportedly stemmed from a dispute over a woman, Officer Jillian Roberson said.
- From Staff Reports
Third person charged in child-pornography case
A third person has been charged in a child pornography case that involves allegations of manufacturing and distributing sexually explicit images of young children.
Brittiny Linne Dick, 21, of Vinita was charged Wednesday with two counts of manufacturing child pornography and two counts of distributing child pornography.
Dick; Ricky Lewis, 31, of Tulsa; and Sally Deupree, 55 of Glenpool have been arrested and charged in the case in Tulsa County District Court.
Dick was arrested Sept. 28 in Craig County on complaints of lewd molestation and manufacturing child pornography, records show.
Deupree was arrested Oct. 4 on complaints of procuring the participation of a minor in child pornography.
Lewis and Deupree were both charged in Tulsa County that same day.
Lewis, who was arrested Sept. 21 on a complaint of possessing child pornography, is in the Tulsa Jail with bail set at $130,000.
Deupree's bail is set at $1.5 million.
Lewis' arrest report alleges that he solicited women via text messages to send them nude photos of their children, saying he desired to have sex with their young daughters.
- Kendrick Marshall, World Staff Writer
Husband of woman who died after fall sues OSU
STILLWATER - The husband of a woman who died after falling down a flight of stairs at Boone Pickens Stadium is suing Oklahoma State University for negligence.
Ronald Mayfield of Tulsa is seeking $75,000 in damages in the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in Payne County District Court.
Charlotte Mayfield died Dec. 9 after she fell in the stands at the Class 3A state championship football game at the stadium.
Her grandson Hunter Hart played defensive lineman and fullback for Cascia Hall Preparatory School.
During the first quarter of Cascia Hall's loss to Anadarko, Mayfield fell backward down a flight of stadium steps and hit her head.
She suffered severe head trauma and was taken by ambulance to Stillwater Medical Center.
She was later flown to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, where she died the next day.
The lawsuit alleges that Mayfield fell because of the graduated size of the stadium steps, a lack of handrails and the fact that all the steps were painted the same color, making it difficult to see where one step ended and the next began.
OSU spokesman Gary Shutt wouldn't comment on the lawsuit.
- SILAS ALLEN, The Oklahoman