Son arrested in father's murder and killing of one other in Hughes County

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 20:51:02-04

HOLDENVILLE, Okla. - The 30-year-old son of a murder victim was arrested Thursday, says the OSBI, who assisted local authorities in the capture..

Rodney L. Key was taken into custody for the murders of his father, Ronnie Key, and Kathrine Fritz, whose bodies were discovered on Monday.  The bodies were found just south of Holdenville by Hughes County deputies.

Agents and deputies worked since then and determined Ronnie’s son, Rodney, was responsible for the pair's murders.

Rodney L. Key was already in custody at the Pottawatomie County jail for being in possession of a stolen vehicle. He was jailed after a pursuit by the Shawnee Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputies. Rodney L. Key will be held without bond and will be transferred from Pottawatomie County to the Hughes County Jail. 

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