The Radio Volume Being Turned Down Led To A Deadly Thanksgiving Stabbing. Here Is How Police Say It Unfolded.

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Nov. 30 2022, Published 3:10 p.m. ET

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A man stabbed his stepfather to death on Thanksgiving after the radio volume was turned down and now faces a murder charge, according to reports.

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Recently, 45-year-old Ronald Wayne Yarbrough Jr. was arrested in connection to the Nov. 24 killing in Coal County, Oklahoma, according to KXII. Newly released court documents provided more details of the arrest.

He is accused of killing his stepfather, Robert Earl Stevens, 66.

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Stevens’ wife, Sue Ellen Stevens, told authorities the stabbing happened after an argument in the car on the way home from visiting family at the hospital, according to reports. The woman said Yarbrough had been drinking and got mad when the radio was turned down.

Once the family arrived home, Robert Stevens and Yarbrough started to fight in the front yard and the suspect stabbed the victim, according to KXII.

Robert Stevens was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Yarbrough was charged with first-degree murder and booked into jail on $500,000 bond.


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