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Tulsa beating victim dies, Tulsa police make arrest
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Tulsa beating victim dies, Tulsa police make arrest

Tulsa beating victim dies, Tulsa police make arrest
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Tyrone Woodfork, arrested for the murder of Nancy Strait in Tulsa, March 15, 2012

Tulsa beating victim dies, Tulsa police make arrest

 Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of an elderly woman on Wednesday.

19-year old Tyrone Woodfork was arrested Thursday evening after police served search warrants and recovered evidence at several locations.

Court records show he faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of robbery with a firearm.

He's jailed without bond.

Woodfork was one of four people found in or around a car which had been reported stolen from the home of the victims, 90-year old Bob Strait and his wife 85-year old Nancy Strait.

They were brutally beaten in a home invasion some time Wednesday morning.

Relatives discovered the bloody scene in the 3300 block of East Virgin Street about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say Nancy Strait died Thursday evening at St. John Medical Center.

Tulsa Police Officer Leland Ashley says a citizen spotted the car about 1:30 p.m. Thursday near East 4th Street and South Yale Avenue.

The man followed the car, phoning police to report its location.

Woodfork, two other men and a woman were detained for questioning.

Tulsa Police Detective Dave Walker tells KRMG the other three people were not charged in the Strait case.

The car eventually drove to a duplex in the 5700 block of East Easton Street where police took three men and a woman into custody, including Woodfork.

 Bob Strait remains hospitalized in critical condition.

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