FOX23 speaks with the good samaritans who offered a man a ride, not knowing he's accused of murder


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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 2/05 9:07 am Published: 2/04 10:34 pm


SKIATOOK, Okla. - Last week FOX23 told you about a double homicide that happened Monday night near Skiatook.

A couple admitted to picking up the accused killer, Michael Stanley in Osage county, and driving him away from the murder scene.

Tuesday night, FOX23 spoke exclusively to the driver, who unknowingly drove an accused murderer in their vehicle.

The couple's good deed ended up helping police catch Stanley.

  Michael Stanley is accused of killing his grandmother and sister.

Rocky Fisher, the driver who picked up an accused killer, told FOX23 exclusively the story of what happened when he picked up Michael Stanley
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Fisher said he picked up Stanley and then dropped the 19-year-old accused killer off at a Quicktrip.

Fisher said he then gave him a jacket, some money and told him to stay out of trouble. Fisher didn't want to show his face because he doesn't want to be the center of the story but he did tell us that ride changed his life.

Fisher said he was indecisive from the start.

"I saw a young man without a coat on. I passed him."

But he turned around.

Seconds later 19-year-old Michael Stanley was inside Fisher's car with him and his wife.

The couple continued the path Stanley, walking down Lake Road and away from suspect’s van.

"It’s just been heart crushing. We had no idea the girl was in the van just a couple hundred yards from where we picked him up."

Deputies found 16-year-old Larisa Fraley's body the next day.

Fisher said Stanley, "had a great smile,” and he’s still in shock that he could be a murderer.

He says Stanley put up a good front.

"It was good conversation. We talked about work, vehicles, the truck," Fisher said.

Small talk.

Just moments afterward, law enforcement said Stanley stabbed his grandmother to death in Skiatook and then his sister in Osage County.

Fisher tells me he dropped Stanley off at this north Tulsa QuikTrip and then drove home.

That's when he turned on the news and saw this.

He called the police and explained what had happened, "Within five minutes I was bombarded with sheriff's, officers stuff like that," Fisher said.

It was Fisher's information that helped officials track down Stanley.

Fisher told FOX23, "I feel like he wouldn't have been caught as quick so I am thankful that that happened. But there is not a whole lot of me that is happy about picking that kid up," because Fisher tells me he hasn't slept since.

Every night when he closes his eyes he's met with the picture of these two faces and the man who allegedly took their lives.
 


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