On Friday, April 26, a judge ordered a Rogers County man to stand trial for murder in the death of his stepfather.
Kevin Foster was arrested in November after deputies say he shot his stepfather Ricky Swan and then set his travel trailer on fire to cover up the crime. Foster is accused of killing Swan as part of a bitter family feud that had gone on for years.
The DA has called 6 witnesses to the stand so far and has provided the judge with 4 key pieces of evidence; a red Mini Cooper, trail camera pictures, 2 handguns, and deleted pictures of the victim Ricky Swan on fire.
The state presented trail camera pictures from inside Ricky Swan's barn of Kevin Foster inside about 20 minutes before a call went out of Swan's barn and RV on Fire. The pictures are all time stamped.
Two neighbors were called to the stand and they both said they saw a red Mini Cooper parked outside Ricky Swan's gate before the fire started. Another witness says they saw that red Mini Cooper coming and going from a cemetery, where Ricky Swan's wife is buried.
Investigators say that is the same Mini Cooper they saw on surveillance video in the Claremore area at a convenience store driven by Kevin Foster.
The state also presumed the court with pictures from Kevin Foster of Ricky Swan on fire in his RV. And then another picture from outside the barn of the barn on fire.
Investigators also say Kevin fosters wife provided them with two handguns and clothes Foster was wearing early that day.
Swan made a video warning people that this might happen and that he was afraid Foster was going to hurt or kill him. Investigators say Swan made the video in March of 2018. They say Swan's wife had died leading to a lawsuit between Swan and Foster and part of the feud was over her headstone.
Swan also accused his stepson of breaking into his house, stealing documents, and planting child porn on his computer. Investigators say a witness saw Foster's car at the scene and at the cemetery where the headstone had been knocked over.