Brinlee Denison and Nicholas Johnson: Oklahoma murder suspects had sex on victim's bed as she died
Johnson admitted that he could still 'hear the victim in the living room struggling to live, while he was having sex with Denison in the bedroom'
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Two individuals from Tulsa, Oklahoma, were accused of having sex on a woman's bed after beating her to death in the next room. 25-year-old Brinlee Johnson and 28-year-old Nicholas Johnson were arrested on suspicion of murdering 29-year-old Sarah Maguire, inside the latter's Tulsa home on January 4, 2022. The accused are currently facing charges of first-degree murder and vehicle theft.
According to Tulsa police, the accused pair gave investigating officers "a full confession of beating the victim about the head with a crowbar, fleeing the scene by stealing the victim’s vehicle, and funding the trip with the victim’s stolen credit cards." The victim Sarah Maguire was found dead around 5 pm on January 7, when police officers visited her house to perform a welfare check. Her body was found in the living room with “obvious signs of trauma to her head and face."
The suspects were nabbed after investigators followed the trail of Maguire's car and her stolen credit cards. They found Brinlee Denison and Nicholas Johnson sleeping in the Maguire's stolen vehicle at a Whataburger joint in Fayetteville, Arkansas. While Denison hails from Saplupa, Johnson is a native of Tulsa.
While interrogating the suspects, police found hints about a possible love triangle. Denison and Johnson claimed that they were in "an intimate relationship", while the former was also romantically involved with Maguire. Johnson grew "jealous of the relationship between the victim and Denison.” In the end, Denison helped him plan Maguire's murder and also hijack her credit cards and her assets.
The two suspects reportedly beat Maguire brutally in her house and left her to die in the living room. The 'couple' then headed to Maguire's bedroom where they had sex on the victim's bed. In fact, Johnson admitted that he could still "hear the victim in the living room struggling to live, while he was having sex with Denison in the bedroom."
Later, the two escaped Maguire's home where she eventually succumbed to death from her injuries. Denison fled with Maguire's car, credit cards, and electronic gadgets, and even managed to throw out their murder clothes from the vehicle window. She drove most of the way while they fled to Arkansas. On the way, she also made time to transfer funds from Maguire's account to her and Johnson's bank accounts. Both Denison and Johnson are currently being held at Washington County Jail on a $1 Million bond.
Meanwhile, Sarah Maguire's sister mourned her sister's tragic death in a Facebook post while also praising the Tulsa police's prompt actions. "Our family has suffered a devastating blow this week. My sister Sarah has lost her life in a senseless act of violence. Please keep our family in your prayers as we navigate through this time. Rest assured justice is being served and we owe our greatest debt of gratitude to the Tulsa Police Department," wrote Jamie Maguire.