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Thu November 7, 2013

Man Accused of Killing NSU Prof Makes Tulsa Court Appearance on Related Charge

Joshua Schneider Booking Photo
Credit Cherokee County

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused in the killing of a Northeastern State University professor has pleaded guilty to separate charges in Tulsa County.

Authorities say Joshua Schneider led police on a chase near Tulsa on July 18 and got away after abandoning his vehicle with his 2-year-old daughter inside. He was arrested about a week later and was charged in both Tulsa and Cherokee counties.

The Tahlequah Daily Press reports  that Schneider has pleaded guilty to child neglect, eluding and leaving the scene of a crash. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

First Assistant District Attorney Jack Thorp says prosecutors are working to bring Schneider to Tahlequah, where he faces charges of first-degree murder and arson in the death of NSU professor Tiffany Maher.

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