Man accused of murder faces more charges
BY BILL BRAUN World Staff Writer
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10/25/12 at 3:53 AM
A Tulsa man who is accused of fatally shooting a Tulsa teenager picked up additional charges Wednesday on matters unrelated to the homicide.
Tulsa County prosecutors filed a new case charging Edwin Jermaine Daniels, 24, with 20 counts of assorted charges, including multiple counts of robbery, burglary, kidnapping and assault.
With that filing, a 13-count charge filed against Daniels in August was dismissed at a prosecutor's request, court records show.
The August filing had charged him with various counts of burglary, robbery, concealing stolen property and feloniously pointing a weapon.
At a September preliminary hearing, a judge ordered Daniels bound over for trial on a first-degree murder charge linked to the killing of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante.
She was shot about 11:50 p.m. May 26 while she was in the passenger seat of a car in the 1500 block of South 122nd East Avenue, according to police.
Ferrante, who had graduated from Memorial High School the night before, was in a Cadillac with her boyfriend, Neikko Perez, near her home.
Police received information that Daniels thought the Cadillac he shot at multiple times with a rifle was occupied by two rival gang members, an arrest report says.
Prosecutors have said Daniels was mistaken in that belief.
Ferrante died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
According to a police affidavit, Daniels told a witness that he was the shooter.
Daniels also faces trial on a count of shooting with an intent to kill due to Perez's presence in the vehicle.
Bill Braun 918-581-8455
Edwin Jermaine Daniels: The 24-year-old is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Kayla Ferrante. She was shot May 26 while she was in the passenger seat of a car, according to police. Police received information that Daniels thought the car he shot at multiple times was occupied by rival gang members, an arrest report says