Homeless man will not be charged over the death of a Tulsa man


Thursday, July 1st 2004, 5:34 am
By: News On 6


No criminal charges will be filed against a homeless man arrested on assault charges in a Tulsa bar owner's death.

Terry Badgewell was arrested following a fight with bar owner Shawn Howard and manager Josh Martin. Both were beaten with a pipe. Howard died from his injuries. Officers found brass knuckles belonging to the men.

Badgwell's attorney says his client was hit with them, so he grabbed a metal pipe to defend himself. District Attorney Tim Harris says Badgwell acted in self defense.