Tulsa Police Arrest Man In Connection With Double Homicide

Sunday, July 30th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tulsa police arrested a Bixby man who said he murdered two young Tulsa women because they owed him money.

Officers picked up 21-year-old Tracy McGill at his Bixby home about 1 o'clock Saturday morning.

The investigation kicked into high gear when a witness at the Fountain Crest Apartments told police McGill admitted he killed both 20-year-old Jessica Lynn Smith and 18-year-old Jessica Ridenhour.

Detectives say McGill later confessed to them as well. He told them he'd shot both women in the head with a nine-millimeter handgun.

He'll be charged with two counts of first degree murder for the killings.

As for a motive, police say McGill told them he had loaned Jessica Smith some money and went to get paid back because he didn't have a job.

He said he got into a fight with her then shot both women in the head.

McGill even told police where he dumped the murder weapon over in Cleveland, Oklahoma.

They found it Saturday morning.