TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) -- A son accused of killing his parents inside their Tulsa home allegedly owed his father more than $17,000.
On Monday around 8:45 a.m., police responded to an abandoned vehicle call near Jenks East Elementary School. Records inside the SUV led investigators to a home near East 88th Street and Braden Ave.
Police smelled a strong odor of gas coming from the home. Nearby homes were evacuated, and authorities searched the home where they found Beverly and Joseph Spence dead with gunshot wounds.
The couple’s son, 40-year-old Bryan Spence, was arrested in connection to their murders.
KJRH reports an affidavit states Bryan allegedly had deleted text messages with his father about money he owed to his dad. He then allegedly admitted to investigators that he owed his father $17,000.
He was booked into the Tulsa County jail for two complaints of first-degree murder.