Man in hit-and-runs targeting homeless pleads not guilty
September 22, 2017
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Oklahoma man has pleaded not guilty in connection with two hit-and-run crashes that authorities believe targeted homeless people in Tulsa.
A judge entered the plea Wednesday on behalf of Jeremy Dean Thacker, who's charged in the Sept. 4 death of one man and five counts of assault and battery with a deadly or dangerous weapon.
Thacker is accused of killing 46-year-old Shawn Birdo by intentionally running over him and two others as they slept under an interstate.
Hours later, a homeless woman was hospitalized after her legs were run over in a separate crash...