TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A 57-year-old man now faces a first-degree
murder charge in the September 2008 shooting death of Tulsa
businessman Neal Sweeney.
Mohammed Aziz was arrested Wednesday after being charged with
conspiracy to commit murder in what authorities have called a
murder for hire. Tulsa County prosecutors on Friday added charges
of murder and soliciting murder, saying Aziz recruited 24-year-old
Terrico Bethel to kill Sweeney.
Tulsa County jail records do not list an attorney for Aziz, who
is being held without bail.
Bethel was charged last June with first-degree murder in
Sweeney's death. Sweeney, a former University of Tulsa football
star, was shot once in the head at his Tulsa business. An attorney
for Bethel has said he is not guilty.
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