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An Oklahoma woman will spend the rest of her life behind bars for her role in the love triangle slaying of her husband.
Kristie Evans, 49, was sentenced to life in prison in Pontotoc County District Court on Wednesday for the 2021 murder of her spouse, Pastor David Evans.
Evans, who pleaded guilty in March 2021, previously confessed to conspiring with her romantic interest, Khalil Square, to shoot and kill her husband while he slept at the couple’s home in Ada, Oklahoma.
In handing down his sentence, Judge Steven Kessinger noted Evans supplied the pistol and ammunition used to kill her husband and provided Square access to their home when he was gunned down.
"As you testified, actions have consequences," Kessinger told Evans, the Oklahoman reported.
On March 22, 2021, shortly after 1 a.m., Evans called 911 and reported an intruder shot her 50-year-old husband, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Three days later, Evans admitted to investigators she’d conspired with Square, with whom she'd had an ongoing sexual relationship, to kill David Evans, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com.
The trio, who were all known to each other, frequently met up for sexual rendezvouses at a local Super 8 motel. Evans, who described her husband as a “swinger,” testified at trial that she killed her husband to escape a depraved life of sexual servitude.
"I don't know what I could have done different other than just live with it, but I do regret it," she said in court.
She also recalled her husband’s final moments alive after she testified hearing a gunshot and Square flee the property.
"I held his hand and told him I was sorry," Evans said, per the Oklahoman.
Evans’ attorney, Joi Miskel, argued her client was remorseful and endured decades of domestic abuse before being pushed to plotting her husband’s murder. She had asked for the judge to impose a four-year prison term.
“While I respect the judge, I think it is too severe of a punishment,” Joi Miskel, Evans’ defense attorney, told Oxygen.com.
During trial, the couple’s allegedly toxic sexual lifestyle was put on stunning display. According to testimony, David Evans coerced Kristie Evans into having sex with between 50 and 100 different men prior to his murder.
“Essentially her husband was pimping her out and watching,” Miskel said. “There were several occasions where there would be multiple men, one right after another and she was not in a position to say ‘no.’ Her husband would rape her if she didn’t have sex with him. And he expected sex on a daily basis, if not multiple times a day.”
According to prosecutors, however, Evans planned her spouse’s killing in order to cash in on a $250,000 life insurance policy.
Prior to his death, David Evans was a pastor of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Ada, Oklahoma.
Square, who is also charged with first-degree murder in David Evans’ murder, is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 25. He also confessed to the pastor’s killing, according to court testimony.
Evans won’t be eligible for parole until she’s in her mid-eighties. Per Oklahoma law, Evans’ sentence will be automatically reviewed by an appeals court in the coming months.
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