District Attorney Craig Ladd has filed charges against two people in the April 19 slaying of Eric Knight, while police continue to search for others believed to have played roles in the home invasion that turned deadly.


 


Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are 27-year-old William Bernard Brown and 16-year-old Mike Alfonso Murillo. Brown, who has been detained at the Carter County Detention Center since his arrest April 22, made an initial appearance in district court Monday. Bond was set at $1.5 million. Brown remains incarcerated pending the posting of bond.


 


Murillo, also arrested April 22, is being held at a juvenile detention center. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court today.


District Attorney Craig Ladd has filed charges against two people in the April 19 slaying of Eric Knight, while police continue to search for others believed to have played roles in the home invasion that turned deadly.

 

Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are 27-year-old William Bernard Brown and 16-year-old Mike Alfonso Murillo. Brown, who has been detained at the Carter County Detention Center since his arrest April 22, made an initial appearance in district court Monday. Bond was set at $1.5 million. Brown remains incarcerated pending the posting of bond.

 

Murillo, also arrested April 22, is being held at a juvenile detention center. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in district court today.

 

“He (Murillo) is being prosecuted as an adult,” Ladd said, but added the teenager will continue to be detained in juvenile detention as the case proceeds through district court.

 

Court documents indicate Brown and Murillo are accused of breaking into 904 Roff St., a house occupied by Knight and Cory Stoughtenborough on April 19, “with the intent to commit the crime of robbery with a dangerous weapon,” and “taking away the life of a human being (Knight) while in the course of robbing Eric Knight, Derrick Knight, Victor Dokes.”  The charges accuse the pair of stealing cell phones, wallets, marijuana and cash, “... by using a 9-millimeter handgun and SKS assault rifle.”

 

According to the official charges Knight died as the result of multiple gunshot wounds during the robbery.

 

Although Brown and Murillo were arrested within days of the murder, Ardmore Police Department has not stamped the case closed.

 

“This remains an ongoing investigation,” Sgt. Eric Hamblin, Ardmore Police Department Public Information Officer, said Tuesday afternoon. “Others are involved. We have received numerous tips from the public concerning these crimes and the people involved and we continue to appeal to the public to call with any information they may have.

 

Those with information can call police headquarters at (580) 223-1212 or CrimeStoppers at (580) 504-4LAW (4529) Callers can remain anonymous.