Second Suspect In Deadly Tulsa Home Invasion Arrested

Monday, December 20th 2010, 7:34 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma – Tulsa Police located and arrested 19-year-old Michael Morris Taylor. He was booked into the Tulsa County Jail Monday around 4 p.m. 

Taylor's arrest comes a day after 17-year-old Tyler Hamlett's arrest Sunday. The two teens were arrested in connection with the death of an Oklahoma Army National Guardsman over the weekend.

Both Hamlett and Taylor face charges of first degree murder in the shooting death of Jerry Lee VanEllen. VanEllen was shot and killed trying to defend his family in a home invasion near 61st and Memorial on Saturday, December 18, 2010.

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Police said Hamlett confessed to his involvement in the murder. Police believe Taylor is the one who pulled the trigger.