Murder suspects caught trying to escape Love Co. Jail

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

LOVE COUNTY, Okla. -- The trial for the two ‘rest stop killers’ in Love County was postponed Monday because the suspects were reportedly attempting to escape the Love County Jail.

In April, Timothy Byford, 18, and Shawn Leggett, 18, were arrested on charges of killing a Grand Prairie man at a Thackerville rest stop. Both men are from North Carolina and are being held at the Love County Jail.

Deputies had reports of an attempted escape by both men at the jail. When they checked their cells, they found several shanks from 2 to 6 inches long.

Both now face additional conspiracy charges. Their trial will begin sometime in January of 2008.

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  • by Brittany Location: Fayetteville on Nov 1, 2007 at 08:03 PM
    Hey William, Don't talk about something you know nothing about. I'm pretty sure you are going on what all you hear in the media. I understand that this is a great loss to the family of Mr. Lowery, and I pray that God eases their pain, but in this country you are innocent until proven guilty. Don't forget that. AND you have to be found guily beyond reasonable doubt.. that means without one juror having one bit of question in there entire being. So, if you think that taking a two lives will help ease a soul, you better think again! Killing is not justified no matter if it is through murder or the court of law. Get it right buddy, your morals are twisted. You can't just assume people are guilty because someone HAS to be blamed. And if they are innocent, you just hung two more men without questioning anything. Good Job Scholar!
  • by sherry Location: cathlichlis on Nov 1, 2007 at 07:49 PM
    y dont you shut ur mouth! ya they screwed up the worst way, but killing them doesnt make it better. y dont you go out back and hang up ur gun ya red neck
  • by William Location: Gainesville on Sep 10, 2007 at 04:43 PM
    HANG EM!
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