(Pawhuska, Okla.) - The man accused of murdering his great-grandmother, Esther Driskell, and his 16-year-old half-sister, Larisa Fraley, speaks about the crime for the first time to the media.
Michael Stanley was on his way to the courthouse in Osage County Thursday when he told FOX23 he is innocent.
He smiled and waved at the camera as he said he misses his grandma and sister.
According to court papers, Stanley admitted to police he stabbed his grandmother with a kitchen knife at her home in Skiatook in January because she had ‘been on him about things’ and asked him to do the dishes.
Stanley told police his sister was at the house when he stabbed Driskell.
Investigators say the brother and sister left the house together, but Stanley stabbed Fraley after she tried to talk him in to going to police.
He told police he used the same knife in both murders and then threw it into the woods.
The Osage County District Attorney’s office has decided to pursue the death penalty.
If convicted, the now 20-year-old could be the youngest person on death row.