Two men in Tulsa, Oklahoma have been charged in the fatal beating of a hogtied man. The victim is the boyfriend of one of the suspect’s daughters. The daughter told police that she asked her dad and another man to beat up her boyfriend because he had been allegedly abusing her, the Associated Press reports.
Anthony Pietrzak, 18, was found dead on Thursday, just 3 miles away from him and his girlfriend's home. The victim's family said he and his girlfriend were pregnant, and that the baby was due for October, according to NewsOn6. Police received an anonymous tip about the murder. A caller told them that somebody named Anthony had been beaten to death and dismembered.
Sgt. Dave Walker, who runs the local police department's homicide division, said a witness told detectives they saw a hogtied man being beaten, before being thrown into the back of a pickup truck, right outside the victim's home.
Officer Jeanne MacKenzie told The Associated Press that Pietrzak wasn't dismembered. Instead, he was still hogtied when his body was found. According to police, Peal said he knew that Pietrzak was going to die. However, he claimed he wasn’t present when he was killed or when he died.
"It's very horrific," MacKenzie said. "Just beating someone to death, there's no other way to describe it."
Dearld Peal, 46, and Tracy Price, 40, have been charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder.
"She got these ... individuals to beat up her boyfriend because she alleged he was beating on her," MacKenzie said.
Police are still trying to determine if a third man is involved in the murder.
[Photo: Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Facebook]
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