The victim of an assault last week involving a sword has died of his injuries.
Okmulgee County Sheriff’s investigator Aaron Swayze said Gary Britt died in the early morning hours Sept. 25 in a Tulsa hospital.
His son, Diamond, had been in jail on assault with a deadly weapon complaint. That has now been upgraded to first degree murder.
The incident took place Sept. 16 just off New Lake Road. The younger Britt was alleged to have used the sword to inflict injuries to his father’s head, arm and leg.
County officers along with Henryetta and Dewar police units were able to take the 24-year-old Britt into custody without incident.
No bond has been set on the new charge of murder.