Fifteen-year-old arrested in stabbing death of 16-year-old Sperry student

Wednesday, October 18th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Sperry-AP) -- A 15-year-old boy remains in custody in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old Sperry High School student.

Authorities say the suspect was taken into custody and arrested on a murder complaint after more than three hours of questioning. His identity hasn't been released.

Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies found Brenton Epperly dead from a stab wound when they responded to an emergency call last night.

Deputies say Epperly was stabbed in the heart with a large dagger.

Reports show the suspect and Epperly were fighting when the suspect pulled a knife and told Epperly to leave. Epperly did but the suspect allegedly approached Epperly at a nearby house and accused him of stealing his bike.

Reports show Epperly repeatedly told the suspect to leave. But the suspect allegedly refused, pulled the dagger and stabbed Epperly in the chest.