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Complete rundown of all of Lawton's 2012 homicides

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LAWTON, Okla_This morning's killing marks the 11th homicide of the year for Lawton, one more than each of the last two years.

It can be unsettling to think about 11 killings in a town Lawton's size in nine months.  A closer look at those cases show very few of the suspected killers are still on the loose.

Lawton's first homicide of the year happened in January, when Darlene Binns was shot in her home on Southwest Monroe around one in the morning. Less than 12 hours later, the suspect, Warren McGuffey was arrested. Police said he had been in a relationship with Binns' daughter. He's in jail awaiting trial for murder.

Later that month, Charles Weimer was charged in the death of his finance's two year old son.  Weimer told police that the boy fell down a flight of concrete stairs, but medical evidence said otherwise. He'll be tried for the boy's murder in January.

The city's 3rd homicide happened in the GEO prison in February when Matthew Dorrough died after a fight with his cellmate, Joseph Pallone.  His trial on a manslaughter charge is set for January.

In April, an argument between neighbors near Southwest 45th and K escalated into gunfire. John Carder died and Phillip Tucker was charged with manslaughter in his death. He's free on bond.

In June, another killing at the GEO prison when Sonny Limpy was ambushed by other inmates and stabbed to death. Three men have been charged with his killing. 

In July, a murder-suicide unfolded outside a Lawton business.  Ricky McDaniel opened fire in the parking lot of Thunderbird Lanes Bowling Alley, killing his girlfriend, 29 year old Latesha Pettaway and injuring her brother. Police say McDaniel then left the bowling alley and drove to his mother's where he shot himself in the head.

But there are still some unsolved cases.

In July, a 17 year old Lawton man was found dead in the street near 19th and Taft. He'd been shot to death.

In August, a double shooting on NH Jones on the city's south side took the life of 30 year old Deangelo Hurd. Investigators say he had been shot in the head.

That brings us to the recent stretch of three killings in five days, with the death of Kenneth Young Saturday, who was shot outside the Dew Drop Inn. Two nights later, police say 47 year old Darren Bush was shot and killed in his apartment near Northwest 13th and Cache Road. Witnesses told police they had seen him arguing with two men outside. 

Another killing from May of 2011 was recently reclassified as a homicide this year. Leslie Niedo's death at his home was originally recorded as an unattended death, but last week, Neil Wheeler pleaded guilty to manslaughter after he admitted to beating Niedo at a party.   

Investigators say more leads have come in on the shooting death of Kenneth Young that happened over the weekend. They are tracking down cars witnesses say they saw leaving the scene the time of shooting.

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