Authorities said two people accused of the murder of an Oklahoma woman had sex in the victim’s bed while listening to her “fight for life” in the next room.
Brinlee Denison, 25, and Nicholas Johnson, 28, brutally beat 29-year-old Sarah Maguire with a crowbar in their Tulsa home on January 4, according to a sworn affidavit from the Tulsa Police Department received by KNWA.
The two are charged with first degree murder and car theft.
Police reportedly carried out a social check on Maguire’s home just after 5 p.m. on Friday and found Maguire unavailable in her living room. She had “obvious signs of head and face trauma” and was declared dead on the scene of the affidavit.
During their investigation, officials learned from Maguire’s family that their vehicle and credit cards had been stolen. Denison from Saplupa, Ok., And Johnson from Tulsa were arrested the next day while they were sleeping in the stolen vehicle in a Whataburger in Fayetteville, Ar. found.
While in custody, the couple made “a full confession to officers that they hit the victim on the head with a crowbar, fled the victim’s vehicle and financed the trip with the victim’s stolen credit cards,” the affidavit said.
Johnson told police officers that he and Denison were in an “intimate relationship” but that she was also in a relationship with Maguire. According to the affidavit, Johnson was “jealous of the victim’s relationship with Denison”.
Johnson said that he and Denison “had sex in the victim’s bed after the murder” and that “he could still hear the victim fighting for life in the living room while he had sex with Denison in the bedroom.”
He added that he knew Maguire was still alive.
Johnson told police Denison helped plot the murder and threw the clothes the two wore on the run out of the vehicle window, the affidavit said. She drove most of the way, he said.
Denison grabbed Maguire’s credit cards and other electronic devices and transferred funds to the couple’s own accounts when she wasn’t driving, Johnson told police.
In a heartbreaking Facebook post, Maguire’s sister Jamie praised the Tulsa Police Department for their work, while her family mourned their loss.
“Our family suffered a devastating blow this week,” she said. “My sister Sarah was killed by a senseless act of violence. Please keep our families in their prayers as we navigate through this time. Rest assured that justice will be done and we owe our greatest thanks to the Tulsa Police Department. “
The defendants are each held on a $ 1 million bond. They are expected to be shipped back to Oklahoma from Washington County Jail in Arkansas for a future court hearing, according to KNWA.