An Oklahoma man is accused of killing his cousin and the victim's wife after getting into a fight over property.
On May 30, The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the home of Sherri and Kraig Chambers after a concerned family member requested a welfare check on the pair.
“We went out and found physical evidence in the home that led us to believe the couple had possibly met with foul play,” said the sheriff’s office’s communications director, Casey Roebuck, according to the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
Investigators brought in for questioning Kraig Chambers’ cousin, Wesley Brock Pavey, since family claimed he had visited the couple before they went missing.
Roebuck noted Parvey and the Chambers did not have a good relationship, Tulsa World reported.
According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by FrontPageDetectives, Pavey, 32, agreed to speak with investigators and told them “he had a disagreement” concerning “some family-owned land.”
Pavey’s family is reportedly estranged from the Chambers clan.
Pavey allegedly admitted to using a .22 pistol to shoot the victims multiple times. The murder suspect then told detectives he would take them to where he had dumped the bodies, the affidavit states.
Roebuck noted Kraig Chambers’ body was located on May 31 in Vera under a bridge while his wife’s was in a nearby drainage culvert.
Pavey was booked into the Tulsa County Jail and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. He is being held without bond.
The murder suspect has an extensive criminal history that includes convictions for everything from DUI and drug possession to eluding police, burglary, larceny and concealing stolen property, the Examiner-Enterprise reported.