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OKC Man, Found Dead In Home After Calling 911, Stabbed To Death

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By Evan Anderson, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- New information on Oklahoma City's 95th homicide, the medical examiner's office says 59-year old Deepak Bhasin was stabbed multiple times inside his home in the gated Sonoma Gardens Neighborhood.

Metro police say Bhasin had a lengthy history with them and was also in a legal fight with his neighborhood association.

According to family and neighbors of Bhasin, he suffered from mental illness and was reportedly on depression medication. But at some point, News 9 is told, he stopped taking his meds. That's when neighbors say his behavior turned extremely bizarre and his constant run-in's with OKC police began.

Bhasin was well known by neighbors in the Sonoma Gardens Subdivision, mainly because he was in a legal fight with the neighborhood association.

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Neighbors declined to comment on Bhasin's sudden and gruesome murder, saying they were told by the association not to talk to media. They claim he wasn't abiding by the neighborhood bylaws and an injunction was filed against him.

Orders from the judge included that Bhasin must "Cease verbally harassing and otherwise threatening residents within the housing addition," and he must "Cease approaching residents and cease leaving his home when not properly clothed," the judge referring to an incident when Bhasin walked up to a neighbor's home, naked.

Bhasins bizarre behavior, led to a history with OKC police.

"And it wasn't just police, it was a lot of people that he had rants against, but it's just not appropriate in this setting for me to talk about it," said Sgt. Gary Knight.

Knight calls this a unique murder case.

"It's different from all of our other homicides, in that a large number of our homicides involve people who were involved in drug sales or gang life, and prostitution, and things along those lines. This one does not fit that criteria," said Sgt. Knight.

Meanwhile neighbors continue to react to news of his death.

"We just learned that he was actually murdered. It's sort of earth shaking, quite frankly, in the neighborhood, and I certainly feel sorry for he and his family," said former neighbor, Bob Bowles.  

Police are asking for help in finding suspects in this latest murder case. So far no arrest have been made. Anyone with information is asked to call the OKC tip line at 405-279-1200. 

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