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Four Arrests Made In Sequoyah County Homicide

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Authorities have arrested four people in connection with the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a home in Sequoyah County late last month.

The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old Raelynn Simonin called Arizona authorities from a hospital to report she had been witness to a murder and that she had been sexually assaulted by the suspects.

She told investigators the general area where the killing took place, saying she and a man she claimed was her husband had just moved to the area.

The body of 39-year-old Jack Purselley was later found inside the home near Sallisaw. It's believed he was killed July 25th, two days before Simonin contacted authorities.

The investigation led authorities to believe Simonin was involved in the crime and, after being interviewed by Sequoyah County deputies, Simonin admitted she wasn't the victim of a sexual assault and that she had been involved in a relationship with one of the suspects.

Simonin is now charged with first-degree murder, as is another man, David Danylchuk. Two others were also arrested, but court records do not show they have been charged in the case as of yet.

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