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Tulsa Police: Man Confesses To Shooting, Killing Inola Man

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Gerald Hail. [Rogers County Sheriff's Office] Gerald Hail. [Rogers County Sheriff's Office]
Matthew Hannah. [Tulsa County jail] Matthew Hannah. [Tulsa County jail]
TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police say the suspect in the death of an elderly Inola man confessed to killing him. 

Gerald Hail, 70, was found dead in a motel room hours after the Rogers County Sheriff's Office had issued a Silver Alert for him.

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Police said a maid at the Super 8 Motel in the 3200 block of South 79th East Avenue couldn't open a door to a room and when police entered, they found Hail's body next to the door.

The state Medical Examiner's Office ruled Hail's death a homicide from multiple gunshot wounds.

After reviewing motel surveillance video, detectives identified Matthew Hannah, 26, as a suspect in Hail's death. A short time later he was seen leaving a home in the 6200 block of East Marshall and taken into custody. 

Police said a woman with Hannah told them Matthew had admitted to her he had killed a man at the motel.  When questioned, police said Hannah confessed to shooting Hail. 

Matthew Hannah was booked into the Tulsa County jail on complaints of first-degree murder and having a firearm after a felony conviction. 

He is being held without bond.

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