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Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 10:48 AM

Kyle Owens, 26, of Oktaha is charged in federal court with murdering Stephen and Benjy Hill on Saturday in Owens’ front yard, firing somewhere upwards of 20 shots at them, according to documents filed with the case.

According to a neighbor, Stephen Hill was holding his hands up in the air when he was shot.

Owens’ wife allegedly told him to not shoot them because it would send him to jail.

After the shots that killed Stephen Hill, the neighbor then called 911, during which call more shots were heard.

Another neighbor reported hearing Stephen Hill say something to the effect “I’m sorry, I’m sorry, it was a joke,” before three gunshots rang out. Owens’ wife had previously told police that the Hills had tried to run her off the road. Several children were inside Owens’ house when the fatal shots were being fired.

Investigators found 28 spent shell casings in the front yard.

Owens is charged in federal court because he is a member of the Cherokee Nation.