Witness in Fairmont Terrace quadruple killing released from jail
BY BILL BRAUN World Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
2/20/13 at 3:44 AM
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A Tulsa County judge has ordered the release of a woman who has been jailed for more than a month as a material witness in a quadruple-homicide case.
Associate District Judge Dana Kuehn ordered Susie Pauline Canady released from the Tulsa Jail on her own recognizance, which means she won't have to post a monetary bond, on Tuesday.
Canady, 25, must wear an electronic monitor and is expected to live at a residence in Craig County.
First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said the judge indicated that Canady is "to stay home unless she had good reason to go somewhere," such as church.
The District Attorney's Office did not object to the release, said Mark Cagle, an attorney representing Canady.
Canady was arrested Jan. 11. She has not been charged with any crime in connection with the case.
She was expected to be released from jail either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Court records related to her case were sealed from public view until last week. Records state that Canady is "a witness to material facts associated with an ongoing homicide investigation."
Drummond has said the case was sealed to protect the integrity of the investigation and to protect the witness. He filed a request Thursday to unseal the records, and Kuehn granted it.
Canady is categorized as a material witness in the Jan. 7 killings of four women in the Fairmont Terrace apartment complex, near 61st Street and Peoria Avenue. Rebeika Powell, 23; Kayetie Powell Melchor, 23; Misty Nunley, 33; and Julie Jackson, 55, were the victims.
When questioned by police, Canady said she was in the apartment when the homicides occurred, and she offered details, according to an arrest report.
Two Tulsa brothers, James Stanford Poore, 32, and Cedric Dwayne Poore, 39, are in jail on four complaints each of first-degree murder.
Tulsa County prosecutors have not yet filed any murder charges in the killings. The Poores are scheduled for arraignments Friday if charges are filed by then.
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