Another arrest as court documents reveal new details in the Harrah murder

HARRAH, Oklahoma (KFOR) – A second teenager was arrested in a fatal home invasion that resulted in the death of a Harrah man.

Aaron Wilson, 19, was admitted to the Oklahoma County Detention Center on Monday.

Stephen Courtemanche was found shot dead at his home on Block 21300 in East Reno, Oklahoma County.

A 15-year-old from Harrah is accused of being involved in the Oklahoma County man’s murder, and claims the actual shooting was carried out by a 17-year-old arrested for allegedly killing a man, possibly his stepfather became.

A likely affidavit says a 15-year-old was interviewed in the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office.

Aaron Wilson

He reportedly told an investigator that he was present at the time of the murder and that the 17-year-old shot Courtemanche. The 17-year-old was arrested in Lincoln County last week for allegedly shooting a man whose body was cremated in Harrah.

Again, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office informed KFOR on Wednesday morning that the 17-year-old had not been charged with the murder of Courtemanche.

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The 15-year-old said the 17-year-old came up to him and asked him to accompany him to the East Reno residence because he was going to kill a person named Jesse and take his guns.

Courtemanche was the only person in the house, however. The person the 17-year-old referred to as Jesse no longer lived in the house but still held two rifles there.

The 15-year-old said they picked up Wilson on the way home.

He said they had arrived at the residence and Wilson kicked the front door of the house. Then they went through the living room and down a hallway towards a bedroom.

“[The 15 year old] specified [the 17 year old] aimed his 9mm pistol in the bedroom and started firing. [The 15 year old] said the gun jammed and [the 17 year old] put another magazine into the pistol and started firing again, ”says the affidavit.

The 15-year-old said he could see the victim’s body on the floor, which was lit by the light from a TV screen.

The 17-year-old and his nameless accomplice went into a nearby bedroom, retrieved two gun cases, took two rifles out of them and put them in a travel bag before returning to Stockton’s pickup and leaving, the 15-year-old said.

Investigators said in the affidavit that one of the stolen weapons was an AK-47.

“This was one of those cases where Mr. Courtemanche appeared to be a good man,” said Brilbeck. “The family didn’t deserve that. He certainly didn’t deserve that. “

Photo fits the storyStephen Courtemanche

Courtemanche, an Air Force veteran, was murdered 30 days before his retirement, according to Rita Griffin, his sister-in-law.

“He was so excited to be able to retire and stay home and do the things he wanted to do,” said his sister-in-law.

Courtemanche’s wife made a statement to KFOR: “I am absolutely delighted with the arrests and continue to work with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office on this matter. I commend you for your hard work on the case. “

After the interview, authorities took the 15-year-old to the Oklahoma County Detention Center.

Investigators developed the 15-year-old as an interesting person while investigating Stockton and interviewing two adolescent women who knew the 17-year-old.

The first woman told investigators that the 17-year-old had a 9mm pistol and had recently purchased an AK-47 rifle.

The second woman said the 17-year-old told her that he had given Long his 9mm pistol.

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Aaron Brilbeck of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had not yet questioned the 17-year-old about Courtemanche’s murder.

The 17-year-old and his mother Maryann Beal Cannon were arrested last week in connection with the murder of a man who could be his stepfather. He allegedly shot and killed the man, and she allegedly helped him cover it up by burning the body and later the house in early August.

The man’s remains were found last week.

A witness told investigators that the 17-year-old killed his stepfather. He said he saw the 17-year-old go into the bathroom of the house and heard four to five shots a few minutes later.

He told investigators that he then saw the 17-year-old’s stepfather “dead in the bathtub.”

Investigators are still working to determine whether the male victim is the 17-year-old’s stepfather.

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