MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

May 17, 2013

Okay woman held on $75K bond

Suspect in death of sister asks for defense attorney

By Dylan Goforth
Phoenix Staff Writer

— WAGONER — An Okay woman was ordered held on $75,000 bond Thursday after being arrested in connection to the death of her sister.

Sara Davis was arrested Wednesday after authorities with the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office found her sister, Kristi C. Rider, also known as Kristi C. Stamps, deceased at a residence in the 7000 block of North 49th Street East in Okay.

Davis, 37, appeared in court Thursday to receive the bond. Davis told Special Judge Holli Wells she did not think she would be able to make bond, and would need an indigent defense attorney.

Wells ordered Davis to return to court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for her initial appearance.

Major Gary Handley said Rider, 43, died after allegedly ingesting two morphine tablets they believe Davis gave to her. Davis allegedly told investigators that she and Rider traveled down the driveway at the residence when Davis passed out. Davis told investigators that when she came to, her sister was dead.

Davis is being held at the Wagoner County Detention Center on complaints of:

• Second-degree murder.

• Possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Possession of controlled dangerous substance.

• Unlawful delivery of controlled dangerous substance.

Handley said the report on the death likely wouldn’t be filed until early next week. District 27 District Attorney Brian Kuester said the contents of the report would dictate if charges would be filed immediately, or whether prosecutors would have to wait for an autopsy report.

An autopsy report could take months to be filed, Kuester said.

Reach Dylan Goforth at (918) 684-2903 or dgoforth@muskogeephoenix.com.