Cleveland Co. Man Accused Of Almost Beating Spouse To Loss of life


A man is behind bars in Cleveland County after investigators said he almost beaten his wife to death.

Don King, 67, was arrested on September 7th for domestic violence with serious assault.

Officials responded shortly before 10 p.m. at King’s home on the 13,000 block of Doe Lane in southeastern Oklahoma City.

When officers arrived, King’s wife was reportedly found unresponsive with multiple injuries to her body.

First responders immediately began resuscitation and noticed several injuries to her body.

According to court records, King called 911 and told dispatchers, “We had an argument. I’ve lost my temper and beaten her. “

King’s wife told investigators that she told her husband that she had an affair with his father in 2010. The abuse started the day before King called 911.

“He hit her badly,” said Oklahoma City Police Department Sgt. Gary Knight. “I don’t know if it was his fists, or if he was picking something up, or kicking her, or what he was doing, but she was severely beaten to the death.”

According to court records, King admitted beating his wife, who then fell back and hit her head and began to bleed from her mouth, nose and ears.

After first responders performed CPR, King’s wife was taken to the OU Medical Center and put on a ventilator and struggled with brain swelling.

“Our homicide squad responded to the crime scene based on the nature of their injuries,” Knight said. “She was badly injured. She is currently still in the hospital. “

King was charged with grievous bodily harm of domestic violence on September 10th.

If found guilty, King faces up to 10 years in prison.

King is behind bars in Cleveland County Jail on a $ 350,000 bond.

“There are resources available for victims of domestic violence, and if you are one of those victims, we want to hear from you,” Knight said. “There are so many cases where these cases go unreported and we end up with a very tragic ending.”

The Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault provides resources for experiencing domestic violence in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma hotline is (800) 522-SAFE (7233).