Oklahoma Man Charged With Stabbing Death Of Accomplice After Truck Theft Victim Fights Back, Cops Say

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Source: Tulsa Police Department

Aug. 9 2022, Published 3:26 p.m. ET

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Two men in Oklahoma are accused of going on a carjacking and theft spree that left one dead and the other charged with his murder, authorities said.

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On Aug. 6, David Getsinger, 32, and 44-year-old David Leleux allegedy stole three different trucks, including a vehicle from a donut shop and another from a construction site, Tulsa police said.

One of the theft victims was with a friend when he spotted his stolen truck with Getsinger and Leleux inside, and they began pursuing the vehicle.

“When the truck stopped, the truck theft victim said Getsinger pulled a knife on him,” police said, adding the victim “was able to wrestle the knife away, and ended up stabbing Getsinger.”

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Getsinger later died from his injuries, and police charged his accomplice, Leleux, with second-degree murder.

Leleux also faces charges of robbery by force or fear, and larceny of an automobile.

The theft victim who allegedly stabbed Getsinger was not charged with any crimes in connection with the deadly incident, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.


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