A man and woman arrested on the death of an Oklahoma woman who had sex in the victim’s bed while fighting for her life in the living room steps away after being brutally beaten with a crowbar, police said.
Sarah Maguire, 29, of Tulsa, had “obvious signs of head and face trauma” when police officers who responded found her at her home at around 5:00 pm Tuesday, reported FOX 24 of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
In the case, Brinlee Denison, 25, from Saplupa, Oklahoma, and Nicholas Johnson, 28, from Tulsa were arrested. Both are charged with first degree murder and theft of a car, the broadcaster reported.
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Denison and Johnson were both arrested Wednesday after police found them sleeping in a vehicle parked outside a Whataburger restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the report said.
Both suspects made “a full confession, 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,” a police affidavit said.
They “also had sex in the victim’s bed after the murder,” with Johnson telling police that “he could still hear the victim fighting for life in the living room while he had sex with Denison in the bedroom,” the affidavit said .
“He could still hear the victim fighting for life in the living room while he was having sex.”
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the victim’s sister, Jamie Maguire, confirmed the “devastating” news of her sister’s death in a “senseless act”.
“Please rest assured that justice will be done and we owe our greatest thanks to the Tulsa Police Department,” the sister added in the post.
“Please rest assured that justice will be done and we owe our greatest thanks to the Tulsa Police Department.”
After his arrest, Johnson told police that he was in an “intimate relationship” with Denison, but was jealous that the two women also had a relationship, the police said, according to FOX 24.
He alleged Denison was with him throughout the Maguire killing and was involved in planning the crime and destroying evidence such as the clothes the suspects were wearing during the incident, the authorities added, the report said.
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Investigators also spoke to “several witnesses,” including family members of Maguire, who told police that the victim’s vehicle and credit cards had been stolen, FOX reported 24.
Johnson also told investigators that Denison used Maguire equipment to transfer money from the victim’s bank account to another account set up for the suspects, the report said.
Both Johnson and Denison were held for murder and $ 10,000 for theft, according to the report. They were located in the Washington County Jail in Arkansas awaiting extradition to Oklahoma for future trials, the report said.