Woman arrested in murder case after Facebook comment

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A woman has been arrested in relation to a fatal shooting, after commenting on a local police department Facebook's post about her whereabouts and leading police to her location. 

Lorraine Graves, from Oklahoma, US, was a suspect after Eric Graves, 30, was shot and killed in March, 2021. Graves featured in a Tulsa Police Department's Facebook post about their "most wanted" person of the week after detectives suspected her involvement. 

According to a KFOR-TV report, two other suspects involved in the attack had already been arrested and charged with murder, but detectives suspected Graves was also involved, asking the public to come forward with any information on her whereabouts.

A photo of Lorraine Graves, who was arrested after she commented on Tulsa Police Department's 'most wanted' post in relation to a murder in March.
Lorraine Graves featured on the Tulsa Police Department's 'most wanted' post. Source: Facebook/ Tulsa Police Department

Graves featured in weekly 'most wanted' fugitive post 

The post said the Tulsa police department was "looking for information about the whereabouts of Lorraine Graves", who was wanted as an accessory to murder, asking anyone with information to call Tulsa Crime Stoppers.

However, detectives didn't have to wait long, with Graves commenting on the post, asking about the reward money.

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Responding to the Facebook post, Graves wrote:"What’s where’s the reward money at."

A Facebook user responded to Graves' comment, writing “giiiiirl you better stay off social media they can track you!!” with police tracking Graves down the next day.

"On Wednesday, we posted Lorraine Graves as the Weekly Most Wanted for Accessory to Murder in the homicide of Eric Graves earlier this year," the police department posted on July 17.

A screenshot of the comment that help police find Lorraine Graves.
The comment help police find Graves. Source: Facebook/ Tulsa Police Department

According to the post, detectives arrested Graves and she has been charged with accessory to murder. Her bond is set at US$500,000 (A$677,000).

"This is an arrest, not a conviction" they concluded the post.

According to Live 5 News, she could be sentenced to up to 45 years in prison. 

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