'I killed that mother******': Man admits to beating stepfather to death, authorities say

Source: Tulsa police; Unsplash

Apr. 6 2021, Updated 9:36 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

It didn't take long for police to find a murder suspect as when they arrived on scene, a man allegedly told officers, "I killed that mother******."

Article continues below advertisement

Tulsa police arrested Som Sai Hakchareun on April 5 on a charge of first-degree murder. He is now being held in an Oklahoma jail. 

Around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a home and found Edward Johnson, 70, dead in the front yard, according to Tulsa police. It appeared Johnson was severely beaten to death. 

Article continues below advertisement

Johnson's stepson, Hakchareun, admitted he got in a fight with Johnson, then said he killed his stepfather, according to police. 

Article continues below advertisement

The suspect also told detectives the killing happened on April 4, then he moved and hid the body along the side of the house, according to police. 

He then moved the body again before police arrived and staged the crime scene. 

First-degree murder in Oklahoma can be punished by death or life in prison. 


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.