Suspects identified in alleged staged BA suicide

Posted at 9:00 AM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 07:17:16-04

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. - Two suspects have been identified after a woman allegedly shot her husband and made it look like a suicide.

Police say they responded to the block of 18500 E 101st St. after receiving a report of a suicide. According to authorities, the man was found by his wife with a gunshot wound to the head.

As police investigated, they say evidence began to suggest that the suicide was staged. As investigators spoke with family members about the day's events they found inconsistencies.

Upon further investigation, police say they learned that 69-year-old Judith Nix allegedly shot her husband, 69-year-old Kenneth Nix. Throughout the day, the suspect told her two adult daughters what happened.

The woman was taken to the hospital for medical issues and later arrested for murder in the first degree. One of the suspect's daughters, 43-year-old Michel Davis-Pearson, was also arrested for accessory after the fact. Police are still searching for the second daughter.

Michel Davis-Pearson

Police say they are working closely with family members of the victim to locate the second daughter.

According to court records, the couple filed for divorce in 2011. Later the same year, Judith Nix filed for a protective order against her husband, Kenneth Nix.

The protective order was served in August of 2011, but later dismissed after neither Judith or Kenneth showed up for a hearing on the matter.

Police say they previously responded to three domestic related calls at the same home where the homicide was allegedly committed. A source tells 2 Works for You that the two had separated for a time, but started living together again.

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