Two people accused of murdering a woman are believed to have had sex in the victim’s bed while hearing her “fight for life” in the next room.
Two people accused of the murder of a woman allegedly had sex in the victim’s bed while listening to her “fight for life” in the next room, the US authorities said.
Brinlee Denison, 25, and Nicholas Johnson, 28, brutally beat 29-year-old Sarah Maguire with a crowbar on Jan. 4 at their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to a statement from Tulsa Police Department received by KNWA.
The two are charged with first degree murder and vehicle theft NY Post reported.
Police reportedly carried out a social check on Ms. Maguire’s home just after 5 p.m. on Friday and found the woman unresponsive in her living room.
She had “obvious signs of head and face trauma” and was pronounced dead on the scene.
During their investigation, the officers learned from Ms. Maguire’s family that her vehicle and credit cards had been stolen.
Denison from Saplupa, Oklahoma and Johnson from Tulsa were arrested the next day when they were found sleeping in the stolen vehicle of a Whataburger fast food store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
While in custody, the couple gave officers “a full confession that they hit the victim on the head with a crowbar, stole the victim’s vehicle and funded the trip with the victim’s stolen credit cards,” the statement said.
Johnson told police officers that he and Denison were in an “intimate relationship” but that she was also in a relationship with Ms. 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 Ms. Maguire was still alive.
Johnson told police Denison helped him plot the murder and threw the clothes the two wore on the run out of the vehicle window, the statement said. She drove most of the way, he said.
Denison grabbed Ms. 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, Ms. Maguire’s sister, Jamie, praised the Tulsa police for their work while her family grieved 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 ($ 1.4 million) bond. They are expected to be shipped back to Oklahoma from the Washington County Jail, Arkansas, for a future court hearing KNWA.
This article originally appeared in the NY Post and was reproduced with permission