OSBI Investigates Double Homicide in Atoka County

Friday, 25 May 2018 19:11

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Press release

The Atoka County Sheriff's Office requested OSBI investigate a double homicide and shooting of another individual in Atoka County.


On May 25, 2018, Atoka County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call at a residence.


Upon arrival, they discovered two deceased persons, identified as Sami Williams (DOB: 08/20/1984) and Richard Miller (DOB: 01/29/1945). A third person, Brandon Aldava (DOB: 05/28/1982) had also been shot, but had left the scene.


Aldava was later treated and released from the hospital.


Subject Hershal DeWayne Hatley (DOB: 07/30/1992) drove to a family member's house and admitted to the shooting.


The family contacted local law enforcement and Hatley was taken into custody by the Broken Bow Police Department and transferred to the McCurtain County Jail.


Hatley has been charged in Atoka County with two counts of Murder in the First Degree and one count of Shooting with Intent to Kill.


The Medical Examiner's Office will conduct autopsies on the deceased victims. OSBI agents continue to investigate and will present their findings and comprehensive report to the Atoka County District Attorney's Office.


David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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