Second boy questioned in connection with Jenks homicide
BY ZACK STOYCOFF World Staff Writer
Jan 3, 2013
1/03/13 at 10:48 AM
JENKS - Tulsa County sheriff's deputies are questioning a second boy in connection with a fatal home-invasion shooting that led to the arrest of a 14-year-old last month, a spokesman said.
Mary Escue, 47, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in her home in the 400 block of East 111th Street about midnight Dec. 17.
Joshua Scott Mooney, an eighth-grader at Jenks Middle School, was arrested the next day on first-degree murder and burglary complaints. He reportedly told police that he broke into the house to steal money and then, when Escue came home, shot her with a .22-caliber rifle he found there.
Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said late Wednesday that authorities were questioning another young boy in the case, but he said he was unsure of the boy's age.
"Investigators are interviewing a youth, and they will have to make the determination to make the arrest or not," he said.
An arrest was not expected Wednesday night, he said.
Escue, 47, was in Jenks to visit family and see friends graduate when she interrupted the burglary at her parents' home, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office reported earlier.
Escue had lived in Jenks for several years but recently moved to Reno, Nev., officials said.
Authorities allege that Mooney hid when Escue came into the house and then surprised her and forced her into another room, where he shot her.
It was the first homicide in Jenks since 2007.
A traffic cone blocks the driveway to this Jenks home, where Mary Escue, 47, was killed about midnight Dec. 17. A 14-year-old boy was arrested the next day, and authorities are questioning another boy late Wednesday. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World file