CN citizen arrested on murder complaint
12/30/2011 8:46:04 AM

STILWELL, Okla. (AP) – Police arrested Cherokee Nation citizen Tonya Watie on a murder complaint of an 88-year-old woman in Stilwell.
Police said Vergie Murphy was found dead Saturday in her home in Adair County. 

Authorities arrested 20-year-old Watie of Stilwell on complaints of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary.

The Oklahoman reports a 911 call was placed at 1:30 a.m. Saturday from Murphy’s home. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said sheriff’s deputies found Murphy dead and Watie still in the home.

OSBI said the state Medical Examiner’s Office would conduct an autopsy to determine Murphy’s cause and manner of death. Other details regarding what kind of trauma the victim experienced and who made the 911 call have not yet been released.
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