October 9th, 2021
At approximately 3:15 pm on Oct. 9, 2021, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call reporting the discovery of a man lying in the front yard of a home located at 1525 E. 56th St. North near Turley. Upon arrival, deputies found 58 year old Billy Morris Lindsey deceased. Police reported visible signs of injury to Lindsey's head and what appeared to be stab wounds to Lindsey’s face, hands, arms, neck, upper back, back of the neck, upper chest, and top and back of his head. Law enforcement learned that at least one neighbor also observed discarded money near the Lindsey’s body. Stephen John Rose, 56, and Vernon Leon Weaver, 49, were charged by criminal complaint Thursday with murder in the first degree in Indian County. Also charged was Christopher James Squirrel, 28, with conspiracy to commit robbery. Rose, Weaver and Squirrel conspired to rob the victim and collect money owed to Rose. During the robbery, Rose and Weaver allegedly stabbed the victim using one or two knives, resulting in the victim’s death.