PUBLISHER OF OKLAHOMA WEEKLY FOUND DEAD ALONG WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTER

JOHN HRUBY (50), AND WIFE,“TINKER” HRUBY” (48) AND THEIR 17-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, KATHERINE HRUBY WERE ALL FOUND DEAD IN THEIR DUNCAN, OK HOME YESTERDAY.

Duncan Police are treating the case as a triple homicide although they are not providing any details relating to the cause of death or possible suspects but they are not ruling out anything at this point. The small community of approximately 4,600 is stunned by the deaths of these prominent citizens. Katherine was apparently a junior at Duncan High School and participated in sports. According to the “Norman Transcript”, their son, Alan Hruby (19) was taken into custody for unrelated reasons. Court records indicate that he had previously pled guilty in January to a credit card transaction fraud related charge however it is not clear whether he was actually convicted of any offense. At any rate, there is no published indication from the police that he was involved in the deaths here.

COMMENT: Under Oklahoma Law, certain youthful offenders may be eligible for the “Delayed Sentencing Program”. Under this statute, upon a verdict of guilty, or a plea of guilty or nolo contenere by the offender, the court shall delay sentencing for purposes of the program. Upon successful completion of the relatively intense program, the court can defer judgment or suspend the execution of the sentence. Under such circumstances, the offender is likely to escape the problematic taint of a conviction for most purposes.

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  1. UPDATE: Alan Hruby, the son and sibling of the victims, has been charged with 3 counts of first degree murder in this case. He apparently committed the murders believing he would inherit money. Police say he confessed to the murders. Duncan Oklahoma Police Chief, Danny Ford had previously said “To kill your family over a dollar bill is hideous. It’s beyond most people’s ability to comprehend”.

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