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November 10, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Four-year-old stabbing victim identified

A 4-year-old who was stabbed to death Tuesday night has been identified as Dakota Lane.

The man who allegedly stabbed Dakota is jailed on a complaint of first-degree murder.

Michael Aaron Laconsello, 18, allegedly stabbed Dakota 27 times, said Muskogee County District Attorney Larry Moore.

A police department media release said the child was stabbed with scissors.

Stephanie Lane, who is pregnant, also was injured as she tried to prevent the attack, Moore said. Moore said he has been told her injuries are not life threatening.

Dakota’s 6-year-old brother, was sleeping in a bed in the same room where the attack took place, officials said.

Laconsello was arrested 10:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Hughes Lumber Co. on 1425 N. York St., Moore said.

Bacone police officers noticed Laconsello matched the description of the suspect in the stabbing and called the police.

Colt Hooper, 19, Laconsello’s cousin, said Laconsello has been staying at 713 N. N St., where Laconsello has been since he was kicked out of his mother's home in Tahlequah for drinking.

“I'm surprised. I never would have suspected it at all,” Hooper said. “But, he's real bad into cough syrup. He left the house about 6 o'clock. I never saw him act mean to nobody. He was like he was self-contained. Even if you yelled at him he wouldn't get angry. He was on something. I don't know what.”

 

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