Graphic: Affidavit reveals disturbing details in murder of 91-year-old Shawnee woman

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SHAWNEE, Okla. - A third arrest has been made in the murder of a 91-year-old Shawnee woman.

Court documents filed Wednesday detail a horrifying ordeal for Florence Fife when her killers broke into her home while she was sleeping.

Some of the details in the story are graphic.

Johnnie Henson II and Joseph Langford are sitting in jail accused in Fife’s murder.

Fife’s home was ransacked when she was killed.

“I think they knew that she was older, lived alone and possibly had valuables in the house,” said Shawnee Detective Jason Crouch.

Fife’s granddaughter had come to check on her and made the heartbreaking discovery.

She found Fife dead inside her bedroom with a pair of scissors sticking out of her neck.

Neighbors were left in shock.

Tuesday, a tip led police to someone who said Henson admitted his involvement in Fife’s murder.

Then, officers arrested Joseph Langford.

“A family member actually turned him in, called the police station, after they saw it on TV,” Crouch said.

According to court documents, Henson told investigators he and Langford broke into Fife’s home.

After the gruesome murder, Henson said they loaded suitcases full of stolen goods, Langford “grabbed an oatmeal cookie from the kitchen” and they left.

Police said the pair ended up at Dustin Younger’s home with Fife’s things.

Officers arrested Younger for accessory to murder.

“There was some jewelry taken, antique coins taken, stamp collections,” Crouch said.

They’re just little material things taken in a murder that’s left a family grieving the loss of their beloved mother and grandmother.

Henson and Langford are being held without bond in the Pottawatomie County jail.

Younger is being held on a $100,000 bond.


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