Oklahoma father charged with murder in death of 2-year-old son

Published: 02/15/2019, 10:16 AM
Edited: 03/11/2021, 10:22 AM
(POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla.) An Oklahoma father has been charged with Second Degree Murder in the 2015 death of his 2-year-old son. Investigating troopers found Marland Tramble was legally intoxicated by alcohol and also had the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana present in his system while pushing his son, Andreis, in a stroller in Pottawatomie County when a vehicle hit and killed Andreis. On May 27, 2015, around 10:00 p.m., Marland Tramble was walking westbound on Westech Road just west of Bryan Road in Pottawatomie County. Marland Tramble was pushing a baby stroller with his 2-year-old son Andreis inside when they were struck by a white passenger car that was driving westbound on Westech Road. The white passenger vehicle did not stay at the scene and despite an exhaustive investigation, OHP has been unable to locate it. First responders arrived and pronounced Andreis dead due to massive injuries. The investigation determined that Marland was not walking near the right side of the roadway but was walking near the center of the westbound lane in dark clothing. OHP interviewed a witness who had met Marland walking down the road and reported that Marland was difficult to see. It was determined that Marland was committing child abuse by failing to protect Andreis from being struck by a vehicle. This failure to protect was caused by Marland being legally intoxicated, using illegal drugs and walking in the center of a county road at night while wearing dark colored clothing.
OHP’s Traffic Homicide Unit presented the case to Pottawatomie County DA Allan Grubb Wednesday and DA Grubb has charged Marland Tramble with Second Degree Murder in the death of Andreis. “Anyone with information regarding the white vehicle that left the scene or that has information about Marland Tramble pushing a stroller on the roadways in and around the Shawnee area after dark on previous incidents should call the OHP Tips Line at ‪866-OHP-TIPS‬ or direct message to the OHP Facebook Page,” said Captain Ronnie Hampton.


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