Monday, Jan. 7 marked the first day of classes for ORU’s spring semester. It also marked the last day of life for four women gunned down just three miles from campus.
The quadruple homicide at Fairmont Terrace apartments claimed the lives of Rebeika Powell, 23; Kayetie Powell Melchor, 23; Misty Nunley, 33; and Julie Jackson, 55.
Their deaths made national headlines and sent shock waves through the south Tulsa community. The tragedies also highlighted how the “everyman’s world” mission at ORU doesn’t extend only to the “uttermost parts of the earth.” Sometimes, it’s right around the corner.