Victim dies from injuries sustained in meth lab blast

Wednesday, July 17th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Mill Creek-AP) -- A woman who was burned in the explosion of a suspected methamphetamine lab in southern Oklahoma has died in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Johnston County District Attorney Mitch Sperry says the case is now a homicide investigation.

Teresa Hicks died Monday after suffering burns to more than half her body when an explosion sent a fireball through the kitchen of her home in Mill Creek on June 30th.

A second woman was also burned in the blast. Stacy Hughes remains hospitalized in serious condition with burns over ten percent of her body.

Authorities are looking for Hicks' husband, Gary, for questioning.