TULSA, Okla. – A 16-year-old who is accused of raping an elderly woman and murdering an Oklahoma teacher made a court appearance Thursday.
Deonte Green is facing 26 charges, including murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery and burglary.
It started back in October when Green went on a crime spree, robbing several people and then kidnapping an elderly couple.
Fox 23 reports Green allegedly raped the elderly woman inside of her home.
Hours later, Green found Anderson’s wife and two daughters outside of their house and then forced them inside, not knowing 44-year-old Matthew Anderson was already inside.
Green held them at gunpoint and then killed Anderson in front of his wife and children.
“The husband fought with Green, and Green shot the husband,” Sgt. Dave Walker, with the Tulsa Police Department, said in a statement. “The husband continued to struggle with Green before collapsing inside the house.”
Reports say that Green was arrested and released for property crimes just days before allegedly killing the teacher.
A Tulsa police official told the Tulsa World that the teen was mistakenly released due to a breakdown in communication at the time of his arrest for property crimes.
His family says he suffers from mental illness.
Now, Green is back behind bars, facing 26 charges.