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First-degree murder charge dismissed for man in 2015 Osage County case

Posted at 8:01 PM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 10:48:44-04

OSAGE COUNTY, Okla.  — Court records show four dropped charges against Tyler Reece in the murder of Rick Holt in Osage County.

Reece originally faced charges of murder in the first degree, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and desecration of a human corpse. However, Tyler's accessory to murder charge still stands.

In 2015, sheriff's deputies arrested Tyler and his brother, Jeremy, for conspiracy to commit a felony. Investigators said Holt was in a relationship with Jeremy's ex-wife, and Jeremy confronted her about alleged pictures he received from Holt's phone.

Deputies said information obtained from text messages and interviews led them to a shallow grave in rural Osage County, where they recovered Holt's body.

Officials said Jeremy admitted to shooting and killing Holt in Osage Nation Indian Country in Sept. 2015.

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