Man Accused Of Beating Stepfather To Death To Appear In Court

Tuesday, April 6th 2021, 10:11 am
By: News On 6

The man accused of beating his stepfather to death near 21st and Sheridan on Monday morning is scheduled to make his first appearance in court.

On Tuesday, the stepson of the man who was killed is set to appear in court on charges of first-degree murder, only 24 hours after police first arrived on the scene.

According to police, officers were called to a home because the body of 71-year-old Edward Johnson was found lying in the front yard.

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Police said the victim appeared to have been beaten to death with a metal object and the suspect's arrest report show officers found a garden hoe nearby that appeared to have blood on it.

TPD said they later arrested the man's stepson, Somsai Harchareun, on charges of first-degree murder.

Police told News On 6 when they arrested Harchareun, he admitted to beating his stepfather to death and then staging the scene and dragging him around the yard to multiple areas before leaving him in the front.

Harchareun is currently being held in the Tulsa County jail without bond.