4-year-old murdered during home invasion; suspect arrested
POSTED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:59am
UPDATED: Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 10:03am
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (KJRH) -- A home invasion in Muskogee ended with a 4-year-old child dead, stabbed with a pair of scissors.
Muskogee police confirmed that the child, Dakota Lane, had died in a press release issued Wednesday morning. According to the Muskogee District Attorney, the child was stabbed over 20 times.
Police also identified a suspect, Aaron Michael Laconsello, 18, and say he faces charges of murder, burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon.
Bacone College campus police helped MPD with the search for the suspect, and arrested Laconsello about an hour and a half after the stabbing. MPD Corporal Pedro Zardeneta says that the incident began about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday. A patrol unit was dispatched to a reported home invasion in the 700 block of North N Street.
The mother, Stephanie Lane, was treated and released by EMS at the scene. She is an employee of Muskogee Public Schools and is pregnant with her third child, according to Melony Carey, public relations director for the school district.
Upon arrival, the officers found the child stabbed and clinging to life. They performed CPR until EMS arrived and transported the child to Muskogee Regional Medical Center. The child was later taken by helicopter to a Tulsa hospital, but doctors could not keep him alive. Police say the young boy died of multiple stab wounds.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.