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Oklahoma man ‘bludgeoned’ girlfriend’s relative with brick

An Oklahoma man and his girlfriend “bludgeoned” her relative to death with a brick, then dumped the victim’s body in a wildlife preserve, federal authorities said.

Tevin Terrell Semien, 29, and co-defendant are accused of killing 68-year-old Karon “Dinkers” Koneywardy Smith in May 2023, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma. Nicole Lee Logsdon, 24, was indicted. .

Semien admitted to officers that he “consented” to killing Smith, went to his home, “bludgeoned” Smith to death with a brick, placed his body in the trunk of his car, and took his body to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. He admitted that he had been disposed of by the ward. ” the affidavit said.

Mr. Semien also admitted to law enforcement that he requested that his relative, Mr. Smith, be killed because his girlfriend had a rift.

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On October 17, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Tevin Terrell Semien, 29, and co-defendant Nicole Lee Logsdon, 24. (Navarro County Jail)

Smith, a member of the Comanche Native American tribe, was found dead by authorities in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on May 17, 2023, according to the affidavit.

When investigators searched the woman’s home, they found bloodstains “consistent with a violent struggle,” authorities said. Law enforcement noted that Smith’s vehicle was missing from the home.

A few days later, on May 21, Texas law enforcement observed the victim’s vehicle driving south of Dallas, Texas.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but Semien and Logsdon fled, leading police on a high-speed chase that ended in a lake.

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Police said the two men tried to flee on foot but were arrested.

In an interview with authorities that day, Mr. Semien initially denied any involvement in the killing, but admitted to killing Mr. Logison, who was his girlfriend and also a relative of the victim.

Medicine Park, Oklahoma

Gateway to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Medicine Park, Oklahoma. (Education Images/Universal Images Group, Getty Images)

Semien pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and illegal possession of a firearm after a previous conviction.

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On January 10, Logsdon pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to murder, admitting that he helped Semien in an attempt to evade arrest and prosecution.

Semien faces a possible life sentence in federal prison, and Logsdon faces 15 years in prison if convicted.

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