16-year-old charged as an adult in deaths of two men who were dumped in OKC pond
NORMAN, Okla. (KOKH) —
Four people have been charged in connection to the deaths of two men whose bodies were dismembered and chained to cinder blocks before being dumped into an Oklahoma City pond.
Cleveland County court records show that 16-year-old Brett Boettler faces charges of first degree murder and second degree murder in connection to the deaths of Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland. Boettler's brother, 22-year-old Kevin Don Garcia-Boettler, faces a charge of accessory to murder.
Court records show that on April 14, Garcia-Boettler drove his brother to Crest because he believed his brother was going to purchase a gun from Moreland.
As soon as the men got into the vehicle, Garcia-Boettler stated that he heard a gun "rack" and reportedly observed his brother shoot the two men. Garcia-Boettler then drove the vehicle from the scene to the home of their mother's boyfriend, 43-year-old Johnny Shane Barker, near NE 50 and Sooner.
At the residence, Barker allegedly assisted the men as they loaded the victim's bodies on a trailer and dismembered them before attaching cinder blocks to their bodies. They then drove the bodies to a pond on the property and dumped them.
Police found the bodies on April 18, four days after the men were reported missing. Barker and the Boettler's mother, Crystal Boettler, face charges of accessory to murder.