An ex-convict’s girlfriend was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police alleged she was involved in the robbery of an Oklahoma City pharmacy in May.
The arrest was the latest twist in a complicated case that attracted national attention after one of the robbers was fatally shot.
Rozina Sayles, 44, of Oklahoma City was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery with a firearm. She has not been charged.
She was identified as the girlfriend of Anthony D. Morrison, one of two men accused of recruiting two teenagers to rob the Reliable Discount Pharmacy. Morrison has been in and out of prison since he was 18 for robbery and other crimes.
Police allege Sayles was in the car with Morrison on May 19 when he advised the teenagers what drugs to demand during the robbery. Prosecutors said she provided one of two cars used in the robbery.
The case gained widespread attention when prosecutors released to the media a recording from a surveillance camera showing pharmacist Jerome Ersland killing one of the teenage robbers. Prosecutors used the recording to explain their decision to charge Ersland with first-degree murder.
Killed was Antwun "Speedy” Parker, 16, of Oklahoma City.
Prosecutors allege Ersland went too far, shooting Parker on the floor five more times after knocking Parker unconscious with a shot to the head. Ersland contends he acted in self-defense because Parker was getting back up. Prosecutors say Parker was unarmed. Ersland insists Parker had a gun. Prosecutors have both been praised and sharply criticized for the decision to charge the pharmacist.
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