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Lookup for 1954 Murder Victim-Freddie Johnson
Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor (ID *****0108) Date: December 17, 2010 at 19:42:08
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Would like to find someone who wouldn't mind doing a lookup in the Ada Evening News archives for an article concerning the death of a 22-year old man shot through the heart. Here is a piece of the transcript found online several years ago. We live on the East Coast and have never seen the full article. I am seeking information for the brother of the deceased, Freddie Johnson.

"OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 2 An argument which followed a minor automobile accident ended with the fatal shooting of a 22- year-old Oklahoma City man early ,oday. FREDDIE JOHNSON died from a .38 caliber bullet in his 'heart. Police Detectives Jack Osborne and Leon Fox arrested Bennie Wilson, 32. Bennie Wilson told police he fired the gun when he thought JOHNSON was reaching for a' weap- on. A witness said his car was scratched by..."

Freddie's mother was pregnant with her 11th child when Freddie, her oldest son, was killed, and was unable to attend the funeral. The baby was born about 10 days later. Please post if you would not mind assisting by doing the lookup. Thanks!

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