TULSA -- (KFOR) -- Prosecutors say a 16-year-old who is accused of murdering a teacher in front of his wife and children is facing dozens of charges.
On Oct. 1, Tulsa police say 44-year-old Shane Anderson was shot and killed by 16-year-old Deonte Green in front of his wife and children inside their home.
Investigators say Green had already robbed and sexually assaulted an elderly woman in the hours before he found Anderson’s wife and two daughters outside their house.
Green allegedly forced Anderson’s wife and two daughter back inside their home but did not know that Shane Anderson was already inside the house.
“The husband fought with Green, and Green shot the husband,” Sgt. Dave Walker, with the Tulsa Police Department, said in a statement. “The husband continued to struggle with Green before collapsing inside the house.”
Sadly, Anderson died inside his home.
The crime spree wasn’t Green’s first run-in with the law, but officials say it was the most violent.
New reports state that Green was arrested and released for property crimes just days before allegedly killing the teacher.
A Tulsa police official told the Tulsa World that the teen was mistakenly released due to a breakdown in communication at the time of his arrest for property crimes.
KNXV / Maricopa County Sheriff's Office