45-year-old Shawn Lynch, accused of murdering 28-year-old Kolton Edwards last Friday night, appeared at the Washington County Courthouse on Wednesday where he was charged murder in the first degree with deliberate intent. Lynch appeared before judge Kyra Franks through teleconference at the Washington County Jail. The State of Oklahoma set bond at $950,000 over the weekend. According to an affidavit, Edwards and Lynch were roommates at a residence on Sooner Park Road.
Lynch stated that Edwards had loaned him some money for groceries, but it's believed he gambled it away at a casino. When he returned, Lynch stated that Edwards was very angry and holding a metal baseball bat. Lynch then shot Edwards two times. Lynch claimed the first shot missed, but the second shot hit Edwards in the chest. A female and a male then allegedly arrived to pick up Edwards and transport him to the Jane Phillips Medical Center and then to Tulsa by ambulance where he died a short time later. Lynch is due back in court on Friday, June 7th at 9am.