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Tulsa man charged with murder in alleged failed robbery in which 26-year-old man was killed


TULSA, Oklahoma — A 24-year-old Tulsan has been charged with first-degree felony murder in the shooting death of a man prosecutors say was the target of an armed robbery.

The Tulsa World reports ( ) the charge was filed Friday against Demario Veshawn Bethany, who also was charged with attempted robbery with a firearm.

Prosecutors allege that Bethany used a .22-caliber revolver to fatally shoot 26-year-old Courtney Darnell Parks on Dec. 29.

Police say Parks was shot multiple times in a parking lot and died after running behind a building at an apartment complex. Police say Bethany lured Parks to the complex with the intention of robbing him.

Tulsa County court records indicate Bethany has not yet entered a plea to the charges. They do not indicate if he is represented by an attorney.

Information from: Tulsa World,

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