Prosecutors To Pursue Death Penalty For 2017 Murder Suspect

Monday, September 10th 2018, 2:22 pm
By: News On 6

State prosecutors are planning to pursue the death penalty in a 2017 murder case in which they say a Tulsa woman was beaten to death. 

A bill of particulars was filed Monday morning in the case which describes the prosecutors intent to pursue the death penalty against murder suspect Derrick Stith.  

Stith faces a first-degree murder charge after prosecutors say he beat his girlfriend, Kimberly Vo, to death with a hammer in November of 2017.

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Prosecutors say Derrick Stith beat the mother of his 9-month-old son with a hammer 50 to 70 times.

3/29/2018 Related Story: Testimony Begins For Tulsa Man Charged With Beating Girlfriend With Hamme