Unsealed court records detail murder-for-hire plot that led to Oklahoma City woman's death

Recently unsealed court records detail a plot between two Oklahoma City men to kill Shelia Stanley, 57, a home health nurse who dated one of the men now charged with her murder.
BY BRYAN DEAN bdean@opubco.com Published: April 19, 2013
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Recently unsealed court documents accuse an Oklahoma City man of hiring someone to murder his ex-girlfriend last December.

Harvey Randall Wilson, 56, and Bryson Imkah Baker, 18, are both charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Shelia Stanley, a 57-year-old home health nurse who was stabbed to death in her south Oklahoma City home Dec. 8.

Affidavits in the case initially were sealed by a Cleveland County judge. Those documents detail an investigation that focused on Wilson from the start because of statements by Stanley's relatives and friends.

Wilson called police Feb. 15 and offered information about Baker, who had been staying with Wilson. Wilson told police he went through some of Baker's belongings because he suspected him of dealing drugs.

He found jewelry belonging to Stanley and a photo on Baker's cellphone showing Stanley's body on the floor of the bathroom of her home at 10226 Oxlow Court.

Wilson could not explain to police why Baker would kill Stanley or how he could have known her. Phone records showed Wilson and Baker talked frequently in the days leading up to Stanley's death.

A witness called police April 6 and detailed a discussion in November where Wilson discusses wanting to kill Stanley with his daughter. According to police, Wilson met Baker through his daughter, and the two hatched a plan to kill her.

Baker, who was arrested April 4, confessed to the killing and told police Wilson dropped him off at Stanley's house before driving to Lawton so he would have an alibi. Baker told investigators Wilson offered to give him a car in exchange for killing Stanley.

Both Wilson and Baker are being held at the Cleveland County jail in lieu of bail. A hearing is scheduled next week.


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