Murder suspects could get death penalty in execution style shootings

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for two Oklahoma men accused of murdering a former Keokuk couple.

19-year-old Darren Price and 21-year-old Jerard Davis are accused of the shooting of Keokuk natives Carissa Horton and her boyfriend Ethan Nichols.


Horton, 19,

and Ethan Nichols, 21 were found dead in a park.

Horton and Nichols had lived in Keokuk and had recently moved to Tulsa. Police say they were out on a romantic stroll at night when two men ambushed them with the intent to rob them at gun point. That's when they were told to get on their knees and were executed.


had been home-schooled in the Keokuk area and was going to college at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma at the time of her death.

Nichols was the son of former Keokuk City Council member Scott Nichols. He graduated from Keokuk High School in 2008 and attended Southeastern Community college.

Murder suspects Darren Price and Jerard Davis have pleaded not guilty to the slayings.