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Police: Fort Smith man admits to killing sheriff's father

 

September 7, 2018



FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith-area man has admitted to the slaying of an Oklahoma sheriff's father, according to authorities.

Police arrested Ricky Rainwater on Monday after investigators suspected he robbed and killed Larry Lane Sr. over the weekend in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. Lane is the father of Sheriff Larry Lane Jr. of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. He has since been charged with first-degree murder, robbery by force and fear, and automobile theft.

Rainwater, 44, told authorities Thursday that he killed Lane Sr. without a weapon, Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault tol...



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