TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A relative of two brothers accused of tying up and fatally shooting four women in a Tulsa apartment says one of the men confessed the crime to her.
The statement came Monday in the first day of a two-day hearing for James and Cedric Poore in Tulsa District Court.
The brothers are charged with the killings of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson. They've pleaded not guilty.
Authorities believe the brothers robbed the women at a rundown apartment complex, then killed them because out of fear the women could identify them to police.
In testimony Monday, the 19-year-old niece of James Poore said he confided to her that he'd committed the crime.
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