Charges Dropped In 2010 Pittsburg County Double Murder


Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 4:43 pm
By: News On 6


Pittsburg County prosecutors Tuesday dismissed the murder charges against an Iowa man in the shooting deaths of two men in 2010.

According to the McAlester News-Capital, prosecutors abruptly dropped the two counts of first-degree murder against Scott Bornheim. 

Read the story in the McAlester News-Capital.

He was charged with shooting David Smith, 46, and Mark Anthony Hall Jr., 28, at a mobile home near Hartshorne on December 5, 2010.

Investigators arrested him in October of 2014. 

10/17/2014: Related Story: Iowa Man Charged In 2010 Pittsburg County Double Murder

District Attorney Farley Ward told the McAlester News-Capitol two people who had given statements to investigators about Bornheim's alleged involvement recanted.

According to court documents, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said the killings stemmed from a dispute over a stolen Bobcat skid steer loader. 

Court records in Iowa show Bornheim was on probation after a conviction in 2012 for stabbing a man in Iowa Falls when he was arrested for the Oklahoma double shooting.