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Brian Darrell Davis Execution Set for June

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Thursday set June 25 as the execution date for Kay County death row inmate Brian Darrell Davis, 38.

Davis was found guilty by a jury in January 2003 for the November 2001 first-degree murder and rape of his girlfriend’s mother, Jody Sanford, 52, of Ponca City. He was sentenced to death for the murder and 100 years for rape.

In November 2001, Davis was living with his girlfriend, Stacey Sanford. They had ended the relationship, but he refused to move out.

The night of the murder, Stacey stayed at a hotel after Davis had been drinking. Davis called Stacey’s parents looking for her and Jody Sanford became concerned. Unable to locate her daughter, Jody Sanford went to Stacey's apartment.

While at the apartment, there was an altercation between Davis and Jody Sanford. The next morning, Stacey found her mother’s body. She had been beaten and stabbed six times. DNA evidence also showed Jody Sanford had been raped.

The execution date was requested by Attorney General Scott Pruitt on April 15 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied the final appeal for Davis.


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