Former Broken Arrow Family Seeks Justice For Their Son On Dr. Phil
LOS ANGELES - A former Green Country family, desperate for justice, went on the Dr. Phil show Monday.
Alex Teehee grew up in Broken Arrow. He went to school there, played sports, and was in cub scouts, until middle school, when his family moved to Florida.
Four years ago, Alex was 20 and the father of two little boys, when he was killed after being hit by a car in Port Charlotte.
His family says it wasn't an accident, but a murder, and they are determined to get someone to listen.
Alex's father said, in July 2008, Alex left a voice message for some guys about getting a few ecstasy pills, but their mother heard the message by mistake.
He said that made the men mad, and one of them left death threats on Alex's phone, but he never heard the voicemails.
Instead, he met with them. A neighbor heard fighting, and then saw a man jump into a Nissan Xterra. The neighbor heard a loud boom, like the vehicle hit something, and then saw it speed away.
Alex died the next day.
Eventually, the man suspected of being the driver was charged with vehicular homicide, after prosecutors theorized Alex was in the car with the men, but fell out, even though the highway patrol investigation ruled it an intentional hit and run.
Two days before trial, prosecutors dropped the charges, because they couldn't track down the other two men.
Alex's family said they feel the District Attorney dropped the ball.
"He, meaning the boy charged with this, has never been questioned by police, ever, ever. The other two have been, and the one who left the threats says 10 times in his interview that the boy intentionally struck our son with a car," said Alex's father, Tab Teehee.
The suspect's family said he had nothing to do with it.
But Alex's father said piles of evidence show differently.
"They had a 20 minute drive out to where my son was, so I consider that premeditated," Tab said.
He said, as hard as it was to sit across from the suspected killer on the Dr. Phil show, it'll be worth it if the national attention puts pressure on the right people to get this case moving.
"I'm convinced, based on what I know, if this is presented to a jury, we'll have a conviction," Tab said.
Alex's parents have adopted Alex's two little boys, who share his red hair and remind them so much of their son.
"We don't want them growing up in a world thinking that people could do something like this to their father and just get away with it. It's not right," Tab said.
Alex's family said they believe the boy who left the death threats is being protected, because his mother and brother both work for the local sheriff's office.