Preliminary hearing for the two adults and one teenager charged with the April 19 murder of an Ardmore man didn’t happen Friday.


Preliminary hearing for the two adults and one teenager charged with the April 19 murder of an Ardmore man didn’t happen Friday.

 

District Attorney Craig Ladd said the preliminary hearing for 21-year-old Jamane Stubblefield, 28-year-old William B. Brown and 16-year-old Mike Alfonso Murillo was continued at the request of attorney Wayne Woodyard, who serves with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense Capital Trial Division.

 

“He (Woodyard) was recently assigned to represent Stubblefield and asked the court to continue the hearing to give him time to prepare,” Ladd said, adding the preliminary hearing is reset for 9 a.m. July 16.

 

All three defendants are charged with first-degree murder in the gunshot slaying of Eric Knight, and first-degree burglary. Brown is being represented by OID Capital Trial Division attorneys Mary Bruehl and Vickie Floyd. Murillo, who faces the charges as an adult, is represented by Ardmore attorney Charles Milor.

 

All three defendants are being detained on individual $1.5 million bonds. Stubblefield and Brown are incarcerated in the Carter County Detention Center. Murillo is behind bars at a McAlester juvenile detention center, where Ladd said he will remain as the case works its way through the court system.

 

The trio is accused in court documents filed by Ladd’s office 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 of a human being (Knight) while in the course of robbing Eric Knight, Derrick Knight, Victor Dokes.”  The charges accuse the threesome 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. None of the other victims were injured in what was described as a home invasion.

 

Brown and Murillo were arrested April 22 by Ardmore police. Stubblefield was netted by APD investigators April 27.