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10:53 am
Thu November 7, 2013

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

Joshua Schneider Booking Photo
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.