Suspect Charged With Murder In New Year's Day Hit-And-Run In Tulsa

Friday, January 10th 2014, 1:05 pm
By: News On 6

A man suspected in a New Year's Day fatal hit-and-run crash was charged with second-degree murder on Friday.

William Bauders, 30, also was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, grand larceny, leaving the scene of a fatality collision and driving under suspension.

According to a police booking report, Bauders confessed to driving a stolen pickup and crashing into a car at Ninth Street and Richmond Avenue, killing Christina Bradshaw, 46.

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Bauders was arrested by a task force on Jan. 3 after the owner of the tag on the vehicle was tracked down by investigators. The woman said her son told her she needed to report her vehicle as stolen, because it "was used in something," police said.

According to the report, the woman called her son's acquaintances, who "all stated Bill Bauders had admitted to causing the collision but would not turn himself in."

Police said Bauders stated during questioning that "he did not know he killed a lady and fled because he believed he was being followed."

He is being held at the Tulsa County jail in lieu of $519,100 bond.

Court records show that Bauders has a separate case pending for distribution of a controlled substance.