A Chickasha man has been charged with murder nearly two weeks after his girlfriend was found dead inside their home.
Russell Foreshee, 57, is accused of killing his girlfriend, Teresa McClellan.
Foreshee has a history of drug use, including meth.
Around 2 a.m. August 11, Chickasha police were called to a home in the 1300 block of W. Washington Ave. near Chickasha Middle School.
Officers found McClellan unresponsive in the home.
“Based on the evidence at the scene and interviews, the investigation started immediately, and it was determined she was the victim of a homicide,” said Brook Arbeitman, Public Information Officer for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
Foreshee told investigators he began beating his girlfriend for several days after finding out she had been intimate with someone else.
An autopsy found McClellan suffered numerous blunt force trauma injuries throughout her body, including multiple bone fractures.
“At this point in time, we are waiting for the ME to determine the cause of death, but the manner has definitely been ruled a homicide,” said Arbeitman. Subsequently Foreshee has been charged with first-degree murder.”
Chickasha police arrested Foreshee that same night but not on complaints of murder.
“It was discovered that he (Foreshee) had waited sometime to call 911 when he found her (McClellan) unresponsive and also moved some items around so that would justify tampering with evidence,” said Arbeitman.
Foreshee will face a judge again next month.
For any victims of domestic violence, help is out there.
“I can’t imagine how scary that is to be in that kind of situation but there are people, agencies and resources out there that want to help protect and keep victims of domestic violence safe,” said Arbeitman.
Below is a list of available resources to Oklahomans suffering from domestic abuse.
-24-hour Safeline: 1-800-522-SAFE (7233) provides assistance with safety planning, crisis intervention, emergency shelter and advocacy to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking
-Address Confidentiality Program
-Communication Services for the Deaf
-Elder Abuse Hotline
-Victims Impact Panel of Oklahoma, Inc.
- VINE - Criminal Tracking & Victim Notification