Friday, December 31, 2010
Superseding Indictment Against Arizona Fugitives
A federal grand jury in Albuquerque returned a superseding indictment charging Arizona fugitives John Charles McCluskey, 45, and Tracy Allen Province, 42, and their accomplice Casslyn Mae Welch, 44, with the August 2, 2010 carjacking and murder of Gary and Linda Haas of Oklahoma. According to the criminal complaint against them, the three suspects carjacked the couple along with their camping trailer in New Mexico, shot and killed them, and then burned their bodies in the trailer. The Notice of Special Findings in the superseding indictment alleges, among other things, that the defendants intentionally killed Gary and Linda Haas, and preserves prosecutors' ability to seek the death penalty.