Closing arguments expected Monday in Hicks Park homicide trial
|Updated: 2/07 9:25 pm
||Published: 2/07 4:36 pm
TULSA, Okla. - A jury will start deciding Monday whether Darren Price is guilty of murdering two people in a Tulsa park.
Price faces the death penalty for the murders of 18-year-old ORU student Carissa Horton and her boyfriend 21-year-old Ethan Nichols in 2011.
On Friday, an inmate testified on behalf of the state and he said he is doing so in exchange for a shorter sentence.
The inmate and state witness told jurors that Price told him that his co-defendant Jerard Davis shot Nichols. Back in October, Davis pleaded guilty to the murders to avoid the death penalty.
The witness also said that Price patted Nichols down for items to steal and then took the gun from Davis and shot Horton. The defense argued today that this witness was not reliable. They try to convince the jury that the witness would lie in order to get a deal. They pointed out this witness also had a history of asking for favors in exchange for his information.
The lead investigator with Tulsa police also testified that Nichols phone was found on Price when he was arrested. FOX23 spoke to the defense attorneys and they said have only one witness to call.
The jury is expected to go into deliberations next week.
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