January 6, 2020 | 9: 10am
A twisted couple in Oklahoma has been charged with murdering a 17-year-old girl for “payback” over a sexually transmitted disease, court documents show.
Andrew Hall, 30, and Cheyenne Blalock, 17, were charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Kirstan Patterson, who was found shot in the head on Wednesday just hours after she was reported missing, KOTV reported.
“Be very careful who you hang out with and who you run around [with], because it can make a difference,” Mayes County Sheriff Mike Reed told the station. “I promise you your parents would rather get up at 1 in the morning and come and give you a ride home than something detrimental happen to you.”
Blalock told investigators that Hall had discussed killing Patterson as “payback” over a sexually transmitted disease and told her to text the teen to meet up with them on New Year’s Day, court documents show.
Hall made Blalock ride in the back of his car beneath a blanket as they picked up Patterson, she told deputies.
But Hall told investigators he thought Blalock — who was armed with knives — was “only going to physically assault” Patterson and was afraid she would turn violent if he didn’t comply with her demands, court records show.
Deputies allege that either Hall or Blalock then shot Patterson with a rifle they grabbed from Hall’s trunk. Investigators from the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office said Blalock and Hall have implicated each other in the slaying, the Tulsa World reported.
Blalock, meanwhile, has denied witnessing the fatal shooting, but said she heard two gunshots while at the Spring Creek Recreation Area. She admitted touching Patterson’s body to confirm that she was dead and claimed Hall tried to clean up the scene, according to an affidavit.
“Blalock said Hall poured bleach on the body in some effort to destroy evidence, and then Hall moved the body into the water,” the affidavit says.
Hall and Blalock had allegedly discussed several ways of killing Patterson. The teen, who attended Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools, played volleyball for her high school, KTUL reported.
“Our heart goes out to the family,” Mayes County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Rod Howell told Tulsa World. “I’ve got kids, and I just couldn’t fathom.”
Hall and Blalock, who are set to return to court on Thursday, remain jailed on $1 million bond, the newspaper reported.