Judge to Decide on Motions in Tulsa Shooting Case

Jan 7, 2014

The Poore brothers are accused of killing four women
Credit Tulsa County Jail Booking photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa judge could decide motions filed by one of two brothers accused of fatally shooting four women last year — including whether to disqualify the public defender's office from representing key witnesses involved with the case.

Cedric and James Poore both have pleaded not guilty to killing 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson. They're being represented by different attorneys.

Prosecutors say the brothers robbed the women and then shot them out of fear of being recognized.

Attorneys for Cedric Poore say the public defender's office has at some point represented seven witnesses in the case. His attorneys allege the same office can't represent multiple witnesses, especially with the chance their testimony could conflict with one another.

A hearing is scheduled Tuesday.