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Tulsa man accused of murdering brother-in-law with skateboard, baseball bat

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TULSA, Okla. – Police said they have one man behind bars after they found a man dead in the street, beaten with a baseball bat and a skateboard.

Tulsa police arrested 28-year-old Pedro Castro after they said he left his brother-in-law dead in the driveway.

Authorities said they believe Castro murdered 34-year-old Juan Mendoza with a skateboard, baseball bat and possibly a knife.

Tulsa authorities said they arrested Castro about 10 minutes after they arrived when they found him ridding the same skateboard allegedly used in the fight.

Police said the altercation started as an argument between Castro and his sister.

Officers said he stabbed her in the stomach and hand.

Alcohol may have fueled this altercation; police said Castro was intoxicated.

MORE: See the full story from Tulsa’s KJRH