Saturday, January 3, 2015

Update on Double Murder/Suicide

In an update to the double murder/suicide story we brought you earlier today, Muskogee County Sheriff Charles Pearson has released additional details. The sheriff indicated that the mother's name was Beckie Smith, (pictured above) and her two sons were Levi and Garrett Brown (also pictured above).

At around 8:30 a.m. this morning emergency service personnel arrived at a rural residence, located just west of the Muskogee Turnpike and north of Highway 64 in Muskogee County. Authorities indicate both of the sons were apparently shot by their mother as they slept. After Smith shot her two sons she then took her own life.  Sheriff Pearson also indicated that Smith had left a suicide note. Both of the sons were in their 20's. Garrett Brown was a college student and Levi Brown was in the armed services and had just returned home after serving in Afghanistan. 

It is normally our policy here at The Mix 105.1 to not cover or report on suicides. However, in order to provide information on the double murders the suicide portion of this event had to be included.

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