Man arrested in woman’s fatal stabbing in southwest Oklahoma
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Police in southwestern Oklahoma say a woman who was stabbed has died from her injuries and that a man has been arrested in connection with the attack.
Lawton police said Friday that 58-year-old Verlene Murphy died from stab wounds she suffered about 4:30 a.m. on Thursday. Investigators have interviewed witnesses in the neighborhood but say it is still not known what led to the attack.
Authorities say 39-year-old T.J. Page has been arrested in connection with the attack. Formal charges have not been filed and it was not immediately known whether Page is represented by an attorney.
A spokesman for Lawton police, Sgt. Tim Jenkins, did not immediately return a telephone call seeking more details about the investigation.