By Jessica Bruha
The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Two men were charged with first degree murder Thursday for allegedly stabbing an Oklahoma City woman to death in her Cleveland County home last year.
Harvey Randall Wilson, 56, of Oklahoma City and Bryson Imkah Baker, 18, were both charged with conspiracy to commit murder and first degree murder with deliberate intent in concert and together with one another.
Records do not show where Baker is from although his last known address was in Yukon, according to an arrest warrant.
Wilson was apparently the ex-bofriend of the homicide victim, 57-year-old Shelia Stanley, according to an affidavit and arrest warrant filed with the charges.
A witness who contacted police after the homicide, stated that on November 24, 2012 Wilson had talked about wanting to kill Stanley.
Stanley’s body was found nearly two weeks later on December 8, 2012 during a welfare check by Oklahoma City Police .
“Wilson advised he wanted to have Shelia Stanley injected with high doses of ‘ice’ (crystal methamphetamine) and Wilson asked the witness if they knew someone who deals ice,” the document stated in reference to what the witness told police.
The witness said Wilson’s daughter said she knew someone who dealt “ice” and then contacted Bryson Baker, who came to the house to speak with Wilson for a “long period of time”.
The witness then said their plan was for Wilson to be in Lawton and on camera during the time of the murder because of a prior criminal case against Stanley in which Wilson was the victim, the document stated.
On February 15, Wilson contacted detectives to give them information on a “possible suspect” who turned out to be Baker. Wilson told detectives Baker had been living with him around the time of the homicide and he became suspicious of him selling drugs so he decided to look through his personal property.
Wilson said he found jewelry he recognized as Stanley’s in Bakers bag, as well as an iPhone where he saw a photo of who he thought was Stanley “dead and laying on the bathroom floor”, the document stated.
The description of the position of the female and her clothing matched the scene when homicide detectives were inside processing the crime scene.
Furthermore, Wilson told detectives he had a knife missing from a knife set he purchased. He described a knife matching the murder weapon found at the crime scene, the document stated.
He was unable to tell detectives why Baker would kill Stanley, or how Baker would even know where she lived without his assistance, according to the document.
After detectives obtained Baker’s cell phone number, they applied for a court order to obtain his phone records and cell tower locations of Baker’s phone during the time detectives believed the homicide to occur.
Baker’s phone was shown to be in the immediate area of the crime scene during the time the homicide was believe to have occurred, the affidavit stated.
Phone records also indicated that Wilson and Baker were communicating frequently on December 6 and 7, just days before Stanley’s body was found by police.
When Baker was arrested and interviewed, he admitted to killing Stanley and said he had been hired by Harvey Wilson to do it. Baker said Wilson was supposed to assist him but instead dropped him off at the home and left for Lawton, the affidavit stated.
“Baker stated he was supposed to steal Stanley’s safe and break her hand so she could not do her job as a home health care worker,” the document said. “Baker stated Wilson wanted the safe to get back items of jewelry he had purchased Stanley and to get cash he had given her.”
Baker was supposed to be paid for his services in the form of a car that belonged to Wilson and needed repairs, the affidavit stated.
Wilson’s and Baker’s case has been automatically assigned to Cleveland County District Judge Lori Walkley.
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