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Attorney General Hunter Charges Tulsa Man with First Degree Murder in Drug-Related Death

Attorney General Hunter Charges Tulsa Man with First Degree Murder in Drug-Related Death

TULSA – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed first-degree murder charges on a Tulsa man after an investigation by the Tulsa Police Department.

Brandon Fryhover, 31, allegedly supplied Taylor Kinyon, 26, with a lethal amount of methamphetamine that resulted in his death moments after he injected it. The medical examiner ruled Kinyon’s death was the result of methamphetamine toxicity.

Attorney General Hunter said his office is committed to holding drug suppliers accountable.

“Addiction is not a moral failing and addicts need treatment,” Attorney General Hunter said. “However, my office has zero tolerance for individuals who deal in illicit drugs that cause the death of another. I appreciate our law enforcement partners at the Tulsa Police Department, led by Chief Chuck Jordan and Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler, who are partners in the mission of ridding our communities of criminals who provide poison to Oklahomans.”

The Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office is assisting in prosecuting the case.

According to the investigation, during a police interview Fryhover admitted to supplying the drugs to Kinyon the same day as his death. Fryhover said he found Kinyon unconscious in his bedroom shortly after the two injected the drugs.

Under Oklahoma law, a person commits the crime of murder in the first degree, regardless of malice, when that person or any other person takes the life of a human being during, or if the death of a human being results from the unlawful distribution of controlled dangerous substance or synthetic controlled substance.

Attorney General Hunter originally authored the bill in 1989 while serving in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

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