Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

23-year-old man turns self in after arrest warrant issued for first-degree manslaughter

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WAGONER, Okla. – Police were looking for a 23-year-old man accused of beating another man to death.

Police say on December 11, 23-year-old Corey Sherman and J. Cruz Mendoza got into a fight at home in Wagoner.

Sherman has turned himself in and since bonded out.

According to KJRH, Sherman “told detectives Mendoza stole marijuana grinders and speakers.”

Police say that incident was never reported.

Sherman allegedly punched Mendoza in the head, who fell and hit his head on porch steps.

Mendoza stayed in a coma-like state for eight days and later died at the hospital.

Officials say they believe at one point, the men were close friends.

Sherman’s arrest warrant was for first-degree manslaughter.

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