, Muskogee, OK

Local News

March 18, 2013

Suspect held in death

OKC man accused in stabbing of local

— An Oklahoma City man with a long criminal history is held without bond in the stabbing death of a Muskogee man.

Raheem Murphy, 21, was killed March 2 outside The Office Drinks and Nosh, an Oklahoma City club. Ricky “Rick Rock” Cooper, 31, was arrested Thursday. Cooper, jailed in the Oklahoma County Detention Center on a first-degree murder complaint, was arraigned Monday and will return to court April 2 for a revocation hearing.

Oklahoma City police said Cooper was one of a group of people outside the club when Murphy was killed. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow said detectives tried to detain between 150-200 people as potential witnesses. Witnesses identified Cooper as the man chasing after Murphy with a knife.

Cooper’s Oklahoma Department of Corrections information lists convictions dating back to 2000, including drug, weapons and domestic abuse convictions. Cooper is serving a seven-year suspended sentence for convictions on possession of a controlled substance and assault and or battery with a dangerous weapon. The sentence began March 8, 2009.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or

Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

     View Results
Featured Ads

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.