Mayes County Death Ruled Homicide

Friday, February 1st 2008, 8:39 am
By: News On 6

PRYOR, Okla. (AP) -- The death of a Mayes County man who died last week after a lengthy hospital stay has been ruled a homicide.

A spokesman for the state Medical Examiner's Office says 66-year-old Terry Lee McClain died of complications from blunt force trauma to the chest.

A retired welder, McClain died January 20th at a Tulsa hospital after being beaten in his home December 13th.

Authorities say once they receive a full autopsy report, they plan to issue an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for McClain's attacker, whose identity hasn't been released.