Cherokee County man indicted in federal court with murder charge

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TULSA –  A Hulbert man has been indicted in federal court with first-degree murder in Indian Country.

Harvey Dale Murphy, 39, is charged with killing Kimmy Stipes by repeatedly striking her with a hammer on Oct. 31, 2019. 

The FBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and Mayes County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

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