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Homicide Victim is Daughter of Couple Murdered in New Mexico
“Just shock. Just wondering what in the world is happening,” Cathy Hobes could not believe what she saw driving into her Shawnee neighborhood Thursday morning.
“Seeing that crime scene tape I just thought my goodness.”
Shawnee police were called to a home on Belle Vista Lane just before 4am.
“It was an individual claiming he had a friend call him and advised he had shot his wife,” said Detective Charles Swantek with Shawnee Police.
When officers arrived they made a gruesome discovery.
“They did find a female. She was deceased.”
Investigators said Justin Byus came home from drinking with a friend, got in an argument with his wife, Cathy and shot her.
Detective Swantek said the couple was in the middle of a messy divorce
“The friend indicated he was upset because she was seeing somebody else and made a comment about moving him into the house.”
Swantek said this is not the first time police have been called to the home, “They do come out quite a bit.”
And not the first time Justin has been arrested.
“They've dealt with the husband on petty crimes, public drunk. Things of that nature.”
Hobes said it was no secret the couple had issues, ”I guess they had some problems and it just came to a head.”
But never thought it would come to this,”It's just quite a shock to happen in this neighborhood. Nothing like that ever happens.”
The couple's two-year old child was in the home when the shooting happened. He's now staying with family.This is not the first time tragedy has struck the Byus family. Cathy Byus was the daughter of Gary and Linda Haas, the Oklahoma couple killed in 2010 by convicts who escaped from an Arizona prison.
Posted: Thursday, March 21 2013, 09:51 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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