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Tue February 11, 2014

Tulsa Man Convicted in Double Slaying at Park

Darren Price
Credit Tulsa County Booking Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury has convicted a 21-year-old man of felony murder in the shooting deaths of a young couple at a Tulsa park.

Jurors on Monday convicted Darren Price in the 2011 deaths of 18-year-old Carissa Horton and 21-year-old Ethan Nichols. Prosecutors alleged that Price and another man, Jerard Davis, robbed and killed the pair as the couple was out for a walk.

Price's sentencing phase begins Tuesday. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Horton was a student at Oral Roberts University while Nichols worked at the Blue Bell Creamery. The two were originally from Keokuk, Iowa.

Price's attorneys argued that Davis shot both victims. Davis was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty last fall to two counts of first-degree murder.