More charges filed against suspect in Tulsa teen's fatal shooting
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The suspect in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante faces a barrage of new felony charges related to home invasions and stolen property.
Edwin Jermaine Daniels, 24, was charged Tuesday with three counts of armed robbery, three counts of first-degree burglary, one count of feloniously pointing a firearm and six counts of knowingly concealing stolen property, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
Two of the three armed robbery counts allege that he acted in concert with another man, 21-year-old Michael Darnell Hilliard.
The men are accused of robbing two people in an apartment near 31st Street and U.S. 169 on July 26. The haul included a television, a videogame console, money, a laptop computer, cell phones and jewelry.
They’re also accused of taking a Jeep and other valuables during a holdup at a home in the 1000 block of East 64th Place on the same day, court documents show.
Prosecutors allege that the men entered through a garage door.
Daniels is suspected of robbing a couple of their Lincoln Navigator and a videogame console on July 21. That home, in the 8700 block of East 62nd Place, was also entered through the garage.
On Aug. 9, prosecutors charged Daniels with the slaying of Kayla Ferrante, a teen who had graduated from Memorial High School the night before she was shot in a car just yards from her mother’s home.
Investigators linked Daniels to Ferrante’s death after a witness said he confessed to shooting a vehicle he mistakenly thought belonged to rival gang members.
He was arrested July 26 and remains in the Tulsa Jail.
A warrant has been issued for Hilliard’s arrest. He is described in court records as black, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Edwin Jermaine Daniels
Michael Darnell Hilliard