OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Payne County prosecutors have filed three counts of first-degree murder against a man who allegedly shot three people to death in Cushing.
The charges were read during an initial court appearance Wednesday for 20-year-old Robert Chad Lansford-Barela. Barela remained in custody without bond.
District Attorney Rob Hudson says investigators believe a handgun recovered from a retention pond in Stillwater was used in the killings.
2/18/2009 Related story: Cushing Triple Homicide Victims Identified
Hudson didn't release the victims' names, but an affidavit filed in the case listed them as 21-year-old Albert Cernas; 19-year-old Elizabeth Hueser and 27-year-old Douglass Mason Peck.
According to the affidavit, two police officers performing a welfare check about 5:20 a.m. Tuesday found the bodies at Peck's house.
An Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agent says in the affidavit that Barela admitted shooting the victims
More is now known about the wildfires that tore through Sand Springs on Friday.
The Tulsa Fire Department battled a fire early Sunday morning that left several South Tulsa condos destroyed.