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Duncan triple homicide: 5 things we learned about Alan Hruby


Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks held a press conference today offering new details in the case of Alan Hruby, the man accused of shooting his parents and younger sister to death at their Duncan, Okla., home.

Here are five new facts we learned from the press conference:

1. Hruby has been charged

Hruby, a University of Oklahoma freshman, was charged Wednesday in the shooting deaths of his mother, father and younger sister.

2. The murder weapon was a firearm

Prosecutors said Hruby shot the victims Thursday. A housekeeper discovered the bodies on the kitchen floor of his parents' Duncan home Monday. The firearm used in the killings was a Walther 9mm pistol, which was reported stolen from father John Hruby's truck earlier Thursday. John Hruby reported the theft to police. Alan Hruby then disposed of the gun and a DVR disc from the home's security system in a nearby lake.

3. What about the death penalty?

The district attorney said it would "seriously be considered."

4. Follow the money

Hicks said Hruby confessed to owing $3,000 to a loan shark, and felt if he murdered his family that he would inherit the money to pay off the debt.

5. Hruby and OU-Texas weekend

Prosecutors said Hruby spent a "lavish" time in Dallas for OU-Texas weekend, and had stayed at the Ritz-Carlton. Hicks said the trip was a violation of Hruby's probation.

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