Alan Hruby Murders Family In Oklahoma

Alan Hruby was a nineteen year old teen killer from Oklahoma who was convicted of the murders of his father, mother and younger sister

According to court documents Alan Hruby was a student at the University Of Oklahoma and was addicted to spending money. His family would cut him off financially in the hopes it would cure his spending. Instead Alan Hruby would plan their murders in order to get his hands on the inheritence

Alan Hruby would go to the family home where he would fatally shoot John Hruby, 50, Joy “Tinker” Hruby, 48, and his sister, Katherine Hruby, 17, before staging the scene to look a robbery gone bad

Alan Hruby would be arrested, make a full confession to police, was convicted and sentenced to three life sentences without parole

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Gender: Male

Race: White

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight: 125 lbs

Hair Color: Brown

Eye Color: Hazel

OK DOC#: 688134

Birth Date: 5/8/1995


Reception Date: 3/15/2016

Alan Hruby Case

Admitted murderer Alan Joseph Hruby wept and trembled Thursday as he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for fatally shooting his parents and younger sister.

Hruby, 20, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of first-degree murder after prosecutors dropped their request for the death penalty.

Defense attorneys had sought a plea deal all along for no-parole life sentences. Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks agreed — after relatives of Hruby’s mother asked him to so they could have closure.

“The way it is at present, just about the time we get to a position where [our] lives are beginning to regain some semblance of order, something comes up and we start the process over again,” the relatives told the district attorney in a Feb. 25 letter. “We need this to end.”

The jury trial had been scheduled to begin April 18.

After the sentencing, Hicks asked the public to respect the family’s decision. The district attorney said a trial would have lasted at least three weeks and appeals would have lasted 10 to 15 years.

“I have championed victims’ rights since I was sworn into office a little over five years ago. And I’m not going to allow my opinion and my feelings to stand in the way and put a family through something like that when that is not what they want,” Hicks said at a news conference.

Under the plea agreement, Hruby was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole. He, in turn, agreed not to appeal, not to contact his relatives, not to profit from his crimes through book or movie deals and not to communicate with the media.

Killed were John Hruby, 50, Joy “Tinker” Hruby, 48, and their daughter, Katherine Hruby, 17.

Prosecutors alleged Hruby murdered them on Oct. 9, 2014, in their Duncan home for his inheritance. Hruby is an admitted shopaholic, and his parents had cut off his money. Hruby was then a freshman at the University of Oklahoma.

Prosecutors alleged he staged the crime scene to make the killings look like the act of a robber.

The longtime housekeeper found their bodies in the kitchen on Oct. 13, 2014. Hruby confessed to police the next day, saying he shot his mother first, then his sister when she came in from washing her vehicle and then his father after waiting for an hour.

The deaths attracted widespread attention nationally and across the state. John Hruby and his wife were especially well-known in state media circles because he was publisher of The Marlow Review, a weekly newspaper.

Their son described the shootings again Thursday, speaking in court in a low voice. He did not apologize during his remarks.

He admitted in court to using a pistol he had stolen from his father’s vehicle. He said he traveled after the shootings to Dallas, where OU was playing its annual football game against the University of Texas.

He stayed at The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas with friends, but did not attend the game, police and witnesses have said.

Hruby shook repeatedly Thursday as he stood in chains and orange jail clothes before District Judge Ken Graham. Relatives of his mother watched a few feet away from the jury box.

The judge accepted the plea deal after hearing that both relatives of Joy Hruby and the sister of John Hruby had agreed to it.

“We feel we can close this chapter and get on with our lives as best we can,” Joy Hruby’s father, Richard Stein Jr., said to the judge.

Stein then looked at Alan Hruby and said, “My only comment to the boy is: ‘May God have mercy on your soul.

Prosecutors read a letter and statement from John Hruby’s sister, Alison Hruby Whittaker, who decided not to attend.

“I have known the killer since he was born and spent many holidays and vacation time as family over the years,” she wrote. “The killer was part of our family, but no more. He has destroyed that family by his evil and insidious acts. … If there were ever a definition of evil, it would be the killer who took our family. I want him never to hurt another soul or to ever see him again.”

In a letter last year to The Oklahoman, Hruby indicated he wanted to be executed. He wrote in the letter that he welcomes the death penalty 100 percent for his unspeakable acts.

Despite his statement, his attorneys never took steps to resolve the case through a death sentence.

He also wrote in the letter to the newspaper that he was still trying to work out why he did what he did.

“This didn’t happen because of shopping. My shopping wasn’t something I or my parents could not pay. They just thought my spending was out of control, and it was,” he wrote. “I didn’t feel like myself that day.”

Alan Hruby appeared gaunt Thursday, looking much thinner than his previous court dates.

Before the shootings, Hruby had described himself online as a shopaholic of many years. He wrote in a blog that “there is no bigger rush” than swiping your credit card at a store register.

Alan Hruby was on probation at the time of the shootings for taking out a credit card in his grandmother’s name without her permission in 2013. He fraudulently used the card, mostly in Paris while on vacation, court records show. A judge revoked his probation after the shootings and sent him to prison for the credit card offense.

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