Affidavit: Skiatook 19-year-old confessed to killing great-grandmother, teen sister

SKIATOOK, Okla. - A Skiatook 19-year-old accused of killing his sister and great-grandmother late last month confessed to the murders during a police interview, according to an affidavit obtained Wednesday.

On Jan. 27, the body of 74-year-old Esther Driskell was found in the home she shared with her great-grandson Michael Devin Stanley and great-granddaughter Larisa Fraley.

When police arrived, Driskell was lying face down in a hallway, stabbed roughly seven times in the chest and side, the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner would later state.

Fraley, 16, was found stabbed to death the next day in Driskell's missing Chevy Venture, parked in an oil field near Skiatook Lake.

Wednesday's filing states Stanley, who was taken in as a person of interest shortly after Fraley's discovery, admitted during a police interview he killed both Driskell and his sister.

According to the document, Stanley said he pulled a small paring knife from a kitchen drawer and stabbed his great-grandmother after she asked him to clean dishes. Driskell, as the court document puts it, had been on him about "things."

Stanley then grabbed Driskell's purse and took off with his sister in their great-grandmother's van, the affidavit indicates. After Fraley expressed a desire to call the police, Stanley reportedly told investigators he killed his sister with the same paring knife before fleeing the scene.

An Osage County district judge denied Stanley bond Jan. 31. A trial date has not been set.

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