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 Dearld Peal was arrested with his friend Terry Price on kidnapping and murder charges

Dearld Peal was arrested with his friend Terry Price on kidnapping and murder charges

Dearld Peal was arrested with his friend Terry Price on kidnapping and murder charges

A man has been arrested for allegedly beating to death his daughter’s abusive boyfriend, police said.

Anthony Pietrzak was found bound at the arms and legs and beaten three miles from the home he shared with Dearld Peal’s daughter near Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The victim’s family said the couple were expecting a child next month.

Both Mr Peal and his friend, Tracy Price, were arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges.

Officer Jeanne Mackenzie told the Associated Press that Mr Peal’s daughter had asked him to supposedly commit the crime because Mr Pietrzak was physically abusing her.

Mr Price’s involvement in the alleged crime remains unclear.

In an affidavit signed by Mr Peal, he said “that [Mr Pietrzak] would never be able to hurt his daughter again".

However, he also said he was not there when the homicide occurred.

Ms Mackenzie said police are investigating if a third person was involved in Mr Pietrzak’s death.

The girlfriend’s name has not yet been released and she has not been charged with a crime.

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