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Stan Florence

Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


01/12/12                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Requested to Investigate Homicide of 12-year-old Cordell Boy

The Washita County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI assistance in the assault and battery of a 12-year-old boy Wednesday night at a Cordell church. Lane B. Madison and a 13-year-old boy got into an altercation after youth service at the First Baptist Church on the corner of College and First Streets about 8 o’clock.

During the altercation in the basement, Madison’s head hit the floor. That floor consists of a thin layer of carpet over concrete. He was taken to Cordell Memorial where he later died. Several children witnessed the altercation and were interview by agents.

The medical examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death. No arrest has been made in this case. OSBI agents will brief the District Attorney on this matter, and he will determine whether to file any charges.