Teacher's unsolved death

Teacher's unsolved death

There are 216 comments on the KFOR story from Feb 25, 2010, titled Teacher's unsolved death. In it, KFOR reports that:

There is a conclusion to a mysterious case NewsChannel 4 has been following since last year.

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Very Important fact

Lawton, OK

#23 Feb 26, 2010
Wife of the suspect arrived at the home of Tom Horton between 3-3:30PM, and close to the time of death. She visited with Tom and the suspect (this was stated by the wife to a Horton family relative in Texas). She had driven up from Texas because the suspect (not Tom Horton) was "contemplating suicide." Tom Horton's body was discovered at 4:35PM. He had been deceased for at least an hour.
Nate8

Pauls Valley, OK

#24 Feb 26, 2010
Wow. So it was the son who was threatening suicide and not the father? Was the daughter-in-law ever looked at seriously? One rumor I heard was that the couple was about to be divorced and suddenly not.[A spouse cannot be made to testify against a spouse or something legal like that.] Smells fishy to me.
Gordie Howe and Such

Pauls Valley, OK

#25 Feb 26, 2010
I signed. Wife too. Now it makes one wonder what the Horton man knew. Did this weepy character go to WW school with that Cane kid? Alot of talk sbout Texas and if not mistaken Cane killed in tex by gun too. How much damned dope is there going to be ghere before we get wise. Burnett not too swift.
Chucky D from PV

Pauls Valley, OK

#26 Feb 26, 2010
Very Important fact wrote:
Wife of the suspect arrived at the home of Tom Horton between 3-3:30PM, and close to the time of death. She visited with Tom and the suspect (this was stated by the wife to a Horton family relative in Texas). She had driven up from Texas because the suspect (not Tom Horton) was "contemplating suicide." Tom Horton's body was discovered at 4:35PM. He had been deceased for at least an hour.
Whoa.[Slaps forehead] Didn't they discover when she actually got there? That really reaks of a set-up.Too convenient.
Oceanfrontproper tyinAZ

Pauls Valley, OK

#27 Feb 26, 2010
I don't buy it. These kids must have had something going on or 2,700 some odd folks would not have backed them up. Sounds like they are victims of influential people who are in a bind. I worry for their safety now.
Very Important fact

Lawton, OK

#28 Feb 26, 2010
Nate8 wrote:
Wow. So it was the son who was threatening suicide and not the father? Was the daughter-in-law ever looked at seriously? One rumor I heard was that the couple was about to be divorced and suddenly not.[A spouse cannot be made to testify against a spouse or something legal like that.] Smells fishy to me.
The wife called Tom on Dec 10, 2008 at his work, and she is the reason he came home early that day (confirmed by Tom's employers). The suspect and the wife were called to testify after the fact by the Grand Jury as a formality only. The Grand Jury had already made its preliminary report and presented it to the petitioners (privately through a DA/Petitioners meeting one week prior to the witnesses actually being called in to testify. Petitioners were not allowed to keep a paper copy of the report from that private meeting). Aren't you supposed to call witnesses before making a decision?????
The Professor

Dallas, TX

#29 Feb 26, 2010
Next time I drive through Garvin County, I won't slow down and I certainly won't stop. I've heard of speed traps, but this place sounds like a death trap. I'll make sure my tank is full before I cross that county line.
Chucky D from PV

Pauls Valley, OK

#30 Feb 26, 2010
What?! How can they call you in for a private meeting? Ya'll got played, homies. Meester INTOXICATED AND PASSED OUT must have something on someone.
hard rock

United States

#31 Feb 26, 2010
Go boys. I knew and worked with your dad. I talked with him only a few days before his untimely death his talking was about jon drinking and taking his life. It seems the wrong person life was taken. Your dad is proud of.You. Hardrock
Important Fact

Lawton, OK

#32 Feb 26, 2010
Subject: TOM HORTON
Date: April 27, 2009
I have examined forty-eight (48) documents with the known handwriting and signatures of Tom Horton.
Based upon thorough analysis of these items, and from an application of accepted forensic document examination tools, principles and techniques, it is my professional expert opinion that a different person authored the handwriting and the name of Tom on the questioned document. Someone did indeed forge the signature of Tom on the questioned document, and did indeed try to imitate his writing for the purpose of duplicity.
I am willing to testify to this in a court of law and I will demonstrate to the Court how I arrived at my opinion.
Respectfully submitted,
Brenda Petty
THE GRAND JURY AND DA'S OFFICE NEVER CONTACTED NOR ASKED THIS PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED EXAMINER TO GIVE TESTIMONY
QWERT

Pauls Valley, OK

#33 Feb 27, 2010
I guess all that drinking down at the Bad Bar in WW and crying in his whiskey wasn't enough mourning time. I make it a point never to trust someone who carries around a copy of a newspaper with him with a story about him murdering his father on the front page.--Q
Come forward

Lawton, OK

#34 Feb 28, 2010
If anyone has any information about the death of Tom Horton, the Horton family asks that they come forward. Tom Horton was an educator for 30 years, a well respected and caring human being, gave time and money to help anyone that needed it, and was a pillar of the community.
DDreiberg

Pauls Valley, OK

#35 Feb 28, 2010
"At midnight, all the agents and superhuman crew go out and round up everyone who knows more than they do."
¬óDesolation Row by Bob Dylan

Be careful you guys.
DDreiberg

Pauls Valley, OK

#36 Feb 28, 2010
"At midnight, all the agents and superhuman crew go out and round up everyone who knows more than they do."
¬óDesolation Row by Bob Dylan

WHo WATCHES THE WATCHMEN?
DEESE

Pauls Valley, OK

#37 Mar 1, 2010
Come forward wrote:
If anyone has any information about the death of Tom Horton, the Horton family asks that they come forward. Tom Horton was an educator for 30 years, a well respected and caring human being, gave time and money to help anyone that needed it, and was a pillar of the community.
Who do we come forward to?
hard rock

Southaven, MS

#38 Mar 1, 2010
Contact FBI. Not garvin county officals. As toms friend and coworker. Seek and you will find close to home
Friends of Tom

United States

#39 Mar 1, 2010
DEESE wrote:
<quoted text>
Who do we come forward to?
Send info to [email protected]
time

Oklahoma City, OK

#40 Mar 3, 2010
the actually time the call came in on the death of Tom Horton was 5:40 pm, some folks are off 1 to 2 hours, if Tom left early to go home then why didnt Dixon see his pickup, that is a fact
time

Lawton, OK

#41 Mar 3, 2010
time wrote:
the actually time the call came in on the death of Tom Horton was 5:40 pm, some folks are off 1 to 2 hours, if Tom left early to go home then why didnt Dixon see his pickup, that is a fact
The 5:40PM is the call time in the WWPD report, which is disputed by petitioners regarding its accuracy.
Dec 10, 2008, 4:35PM is the confirmed time that Tom Horton was discovered dead (by the person who actually discovered him).

It is also confirmed, by Tom Horton's employers, that he called back to his work in PV around 2:30PM to let them know he had arrived home safely and that the situation was under control.
time

Lawton, OK

#42 Mar 3, 2010
The "situation" was someone other than TOM wanting to commit suicide.

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