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April 18, 2013

Judge refuses gag order in case

TULSA — A district judge has refused to issue a gag order that would limit what could be publicly said by attorneys during the upcoming murder trial of two brothers charged in the shooting deaths of four women at a Tulsa apartment complex.

Judge Stephen Clark on Wednesday denied the request for the order filed by attorneys for one of the brothers charged in the case.

James Poore and Cedric Poore are charged in the January killings of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, Misty Nunley, 33, and Julie Jackson, 55. The four were found tied up and shot in the head.

Authorities believe the brothers robbed the women, then killed them because they feared they would be identified.

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