Kristen Elizabeth Jones an Luther, Oklahoma woman kills roommate over texts to ex fiancé, set house on fire to cover up crime only to be arrested after admitting crime to her fiance and mother in taped phone calls.
Never mess with a scorned woman. An Oklahoma woman has allegedly killed her roommate after finding she’d been texting with her ex fiancé.
Accused with the murder of 23 year old woman, Miranda Peterson and taken into custody was Kristen Elizabeth Jones, 21.
The Oklahoman reported Jones allegedly shooting her roommate victim in the head and covering up the murder by setting their house in Luther on fire.
The alleged murder follows reports the ex fiance, Bryson Harrington living a the house with both women.
In a phone call monitored by authorities, Jones told Harrington that Pederson first stabbed her in the hand following an ‘argument’ between the two women.
Jones then allegedly retrieved a gun from the bedroom and shot Pederson in the back of the head, according to police. She also reportedly admitted to burning down the home to ‘cover it up because she got scared.’
Hickory Hills Fire Protection District responded to the home around 9:45 a.m. Monday after the fire chief spotted smoke, KFOR reported.
‘While at the scene, putting out the fire, they discovered a body inside the home,’ Oklahoma County Sheriff spokesman Mark Opgrande told in a press statement on Tuesday. ‘They immediately called the sheriff’s office, and we called our homicide investigators to the scene.’
Kristen Elizabeth Jones confesses in a phone call to mother, about ‘killing someone.’
Court records show Jones and her fiancee filed for a marriage license this past spring.
‘The fiancee and the suspect in this had been in a dating relationship for approximately two years, and they had just called it to an end,’ told Opgrande. ‘The suspect was extremely upset over this being the end of their relationship and that’s where (the fiancee) felt this had started.’
It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the former couple calling off their relationship.
Following the fire, Jones’ mother said her daughter called her, confessing ‘about killing someone’. With the mother’s help, investigators were able to record that conversation, as well.
During the call, Jones referenced there being ‘blood everywhere.’
Of note, the daughter refused to give her location to her mother, but was tracked through cellphone data.
Authorities arrested Jones at a traffic stop in Gainesville, Texas, Monday afternoon, while attempting to flee.
Jones was booked Tuesday into the Oklahoma County jail on suspicion of first degree murder, arson and desecration of a human corpse. The woman was refused bond.