A man arrested in Lawton last week for a fatal stabbing was officially charged.
T.J. Page is accused of murdering his mother-in-law, Verlene Murphy, in the first degree. She was murdered at a Black Mesa Drive home last Thursday.
Page told investigators he stood over Murphy and stabbed her multiple times, before he dropped his gloves and knife outside the house in a trash can.
He told her that he had returned to the house and heard her scramble for the air before he called 911. The affidavit did not detail how Murphy had been shot. His bail is valued at $1 million and will appear again on 21 November.