Three white Oklahoma men arrested in the 'modern day lynching' of two black men — and one of their mothers helped
Men arrested in connection to the death of two young black men (screengrab from Twitter)

A white family has been arrested in connection with the deaths of Ramon Smith and Jarron Moreland, both 21, whose bodies were found in a pond in Oklahoma, reports ABC 7 News.


Police arrested Kevin Garcia-Boettler, Johnny Shane Barker, Garcia-Boettler, and their mother Crystal Rachelle Boettler.

Their charges include first and second degree murder, unlawful removal of a dead body and accessory to the crime.

The victims met on Craigslist and agreed to meet at a local grocery store to complete a gun purchase. However, the family thought that Moreland and Smith were shooting at them.

“When [Moreland and Smith] entered the vehicle, the white men said they heard a gun being racked,” said Sgt. Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department. “So one of them fired four rounds.”

Justice Writer Shuan King refered to the killing as a modern day lynching.

Moreland was a father and his grandmother said he was a phenomenal dad.

"Very, very good daddy. He took care of his little boy and the boy is going to be lost without his daddy," she said.