MIDWEST CITY — The estranged husband of a pregnant woman found dead last month is accused of hiring a man to kill her, police said Tuesday.
Police Chief Brandon Clabes said officers arrested Fabion Brown, 24, and his girlfriend, Emily Matheson, 23, in connection with the killing of Jessica Lynn Brown. Both were booked into the Midwest City jail on complaints of conspiracy to commit murder and are scheduled Wednesday to be taken to the Oklahoma County jail.
Clabes said Matheson gave investigators details about how the couple hired Brodric Glover, 19, to kill Jessica Brown. An arrest warrant has been issued for Glover on two complaints of murder.
Clabes said two juveniles likely were with Glover at the time of Jessica Brown's death. The juveniles have been arrested on unrelated complaints, police said.
“Some of the basic details we know at this point are Fabion Brown, along with Matheson, conspired to kill Jessica and her unborn child in exchange for a small amount of cash,” he said.
The mother of two was found dead Jan. 11 in her home on Locust Lane. Brown, a member of the Oklahoma National Guard, was going through a divorce and had been using her maiden name, McPherson.
Investigators filed a search warrant for Jessica Brown's Facebook page Friday to retrieve private messages sent between Oct. 11 and Jan. 11.
The victim had two life insurance policies, one through the Oklahoma National Guard and another that Fabion Brown took out on her, Clabes said. He said Fabion Brown inquired about the $400,000 policy with the Oklahoma National Guard about 4 a.m. Jan. 11.
Matheson told investigators that Fabion Brown was upset that his wife was planning to take the two children to Washington state. She said Brown also owed child support and was afraid of going to jail for failure to pay.
Jessica Brown's body was found after a neighbor reported two children wearing pajamas were playing in the street. When officers arrived, they asked the 2-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy where their mother was and the boy said, “Mommy is asleep,” according to reports.
The children were taken into custody by the state Department of Human Services.