CALERA, Okla. (AP) - A 33-year-old Calera man has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing and beating deaths of his girlfriend and her mother.
Damon Butler is charged win the deaths of 28-year-old Vivian Pierce and 56-year-old Rebecca Pierce.
An arrest affidavit says Butler denies killing the women but says he was forced to watch them being killed.
The women's bodies were found in Vivian Pierce's home Saturday night.
The affidavit says friends told police Vivian Pierce and Butler had argued and she was planning to leave him.
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