4 Workers Forced Into Cooler And Slain in Tulsa Robbery
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 18— Four workers at a fast-food restaurant were ordered into a walk-in refrigerator by robbers on Monday night, made to kneel and then fatally shot in the head, the police said today. One suspect is in custody.
The four victims, employees of Lee's Famous Recipe Country Chicken on Tulsa's East Side, were found after closing time on Monday night by a friend of one of them. Three were already dead; the other died later in a hospital.
Today the police arrested as a suspect a 21-year-old former employee of the restaurant, Donald Eugene Daniels, who was booked on four complaints of first-degree murder and a single complaint of armed robbery. The police said they had also identified several other suspects and were still searching for them.
Mr. Daniels was arrested at his home in one of several raids that the police carried out today after tracing the getaway car's license number, which a suspicious security guard working near the restaurant had noted.
The victims were identified as Joseph Gooch, 17, who had worked at the restaurant for only three days; Sendy Lara, 26, the mother of three children, the youngest only 15 months old; Theodore Kindley, 19, and Stephen Lee Williams, 24. --------------------