A local Tulsa television journalist woke up Tuesday morning and realized she had interviewed an accused killer essentially at the scene of the crime.
The interview was done while they watched police investigate the deaths of Ethan Nichols and Carissa Horton at an east Tulsa park.
Latoya Silmon with Tulsa's Channel 8 says she was covering the story on Monday and looking for people who were in Hicks Park to interview about the gruesome discovery and their thoughts of their own safety in the park.
She says there was a man and a woman near a picnic table and she says the man agreed to be interviewed. His name was Darren Price- the same Darren Price that Tulsa Police arrested in connection with the double murder.
"He was the concerned father and he was shocked,” says Silmon. She says the interview was done sometime between 1pm and 2pm. Police got the call about the bodies being found in the park just before 11am.
Silmon says she only talked to Price for about a minute. “Yeah I think it is real crazy. I bring my kids out here to play- it raises the question is it even safe to walk around this town with people dying and stuff like this,” says Price.
“He was excited to be on television- is how I took it. I mean, he was very easy to talk to. He had no qualms about going on camera at all. He immediately was like, ‘sure I’ll talk,” says Silmon. She adds he even asked where he should stand.
Silmon says the interview was very brief but nothing during the time they spoke alerted her to anything more sinister.