Pastor found dead in Oklahoma. Police accuse wife, another of murder

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Source: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations

Mar. 28 2021, Updated 11:35 a.m. ET

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The wife of a pastor and another man are being accused of fatally shooting a religious leader earlier this week in Oklahoma. 

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Kristie Dawnell Evans, 47, and Kahlil Deamie Square, 26, were arrested in connection to the murder. 

The investigation began when the Ada Police Department requested OSBI assistance with the homicide of Pastor David Evans on March 22, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations. 

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Authorities said Kristie Evans told police an intruder entered her home and shot her husband around 1 a.m. Police found the 50-year-old pastor with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Investigators determined Kristie Evans conspired with Square to murder her husband, who led Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in Ada.

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Kristie Evans told authorities she asked Square to kill her husband because he was controlling and verbally abusive, according to court documents. 

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Kristie Evans met agents at the Ada Police Department, where she confessed and was immediately placed into custody. Police tracked Square to a home in Cleveland County and took him into custody without incident. 

“This investigation was truly a team effort,” Ricky Adams, Director of the bureau, said in a statement.

“OSBI agents from across the state worked tirelessly on this investigation for days. With the help of OSBI intelligence analysts and multiple law enforcement agencies, the suspects responsible for Evans’ murder are in custody. Our team will always follow the evidence and find the truth.”

Kristie Evans is being held in the Pontotoc County Jail. Square is being held in the Cleveland County Jail.

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