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Man from The Village stands accused of soliciting hit man to kill ex-wife, boyfriend

David Wayne Sawyer, 47, of The Village, was arrested Monday on a complaint of solicitation of murder after reportedly hiring a hit man to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.
by Matt Dinger Published: March 26, 2014
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A resident of the The Village is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend, court records show.

David Wayne Sawyer, 47, was arrested Monday on a complaint of solicitation of murder. He was being held Tuesday in the Oklahoma County jail. Sawyer had not been formally charged.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court, Sawyer told his landlord, Travis Ban, of California, that he “wanted her dead,” referring to his wife.

Ban then purchased a cellphone and contacted Sawyer, pretending to be a hit man.

Court records show that Sawyer sent a text to Ban’s phone to instruct him that Sawyer had the couple’s two children and his ex-wife and boyfriend were home alone.

Sunday, Ban messaged the man’s ex-wife to warn her that Sawyer was trying to have her killed, according to the affidavit. The ex-wife then went to the police, at which time officers were able to speak to Ban.

Court records show that Sawyer suggested the hit man make it look like a murder-suicide so that insurance money would go to his two children.

Sawyer was arrested at his home. Court records show that he admitted to police he tried to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife and her boyfriend and planned to use insurance money to pay for the job.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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