Petition seeks grand jury investigation of Wynnewood man's death

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) - A petition is circulating in Wynnewood to convene a grand jury to investigate the death of a 65-year old man.

Tom Horton of Wynnewood died in December. The Medical Examiner's Office ruled that Horton killed himself with a shotgun blast to the chest. But family friend Shannon Kile says he doesn't believe it.

Kile and others are helping to circulate the petition to have a grand jury uncover the truth about Horton's death.

Horton's family says physical evidence makes suicide unlikely and a handwriting expert has discredited an alleged suicide note at the scene.

Petition sponsors say they have a good idea how Horton really died. Kile says they feel they have identified the suspect, the motive, the means and the opportunity.

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