Tulsa County prosecutors charge 14-year-old as adult in Jenks murder

JENKS, Okla. - A 14-year-old boy has been charged as an adult in the December shooting death of a woman in Jenks.

Joshua Scott Mooney is facing charges of first-degree murder and second-degree burglary.

On Dec. 17, the body of 47-year-old Mary Escue was found at a home near 111th and Peoria.

Escue, who lived in Nevada, was visiting her parents.  Authorities say Escue's parents returned home from a night out and found their daughter dead from an apparent gunshot wound and her vehicle gone.

Escue's 2009 Chevrolet Malibu was found the next day in Sapulpa.  Police later connected Mooney to Escue's car.

According to authorities, Mooney said he broke into the home through a bathroom window to look for money.  Instead he found four guns.

Mooney said he shot Escue when she returned home.

Authorities say Mooney admitted stealing money from Escue's wallet, taking the gun he used to shoot her and stealing her car.

On Wednesday, authorities confirmed a 13-year-old boy was also being questioned in connection with Escue's shooting.

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