UPDATE: Sweeney Murder Case

Tulsa, OK – Hearing set for man accused of killing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A preliminary hearing will be held August 7 for a man charged in with murder in the shooting death of a Tulsa businessman.

Terrico Bethel is accused of shooting Neal Sweeney in the head at Retail Fuels Marketing on September 4. The 63-year-old Sweeney died the next day at a Tulsa hospital.

Police say the killing was the result of a dispute with someone with whom Sweeney was doing business. Police Chief Ron Palmer said the motive was a business dispute over the sale of gasoline through Sweeney's company to other individuals.

An affidavit filed in the case says Bethel admitted killing Sweeney on behalf of other people.


Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com

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