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Man pleads guilty to killing Okay teen, setting body on fire; 2nd suspect awaiting trial

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Joshua Herrington will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Brennon Davis in the Jackson Bay area Jan. 11, according to the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office. Investigators say Herrington and another suspect, Cody Thompson, shot and killed Davis before setting his body on fire. (WCSO)

One of the suspects in the murder of an Okay teenager earlier this year has pleaded guilty just days before his trial was set to begin.

Joshua Herrington will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of Brennon Davis in the Jackson Bay area Jan. 11, according to the Wagoner County Sheriff's Office. Investigators say Herrington and another suspect, Cody Thompson, shot and killed Davis before setting his body on fire.

The sheriff's office says Herrington told investigators June 4 that he and Thompson killed Davis because they were planning a bank robbery and they feared that he couldn't keep it under wraps. Herrington said they planned to lure Davis to a remote area and put a loaded shotgun and a can of gas into their vehicle before picking up Davis the night of the murder.

Investigators say Herrington told them he shot Davis several times with a .38 handgun, and Thompson shot him with the shotgun.

"This crime has shocked our community. A murder is bad enough, but this was the murder of a 15-year-old child," Elliott said in a press release. "Our hearts go out to the parents of this child, and only pray that we can help in the aspect of closure to such a senseless act."

Thompson is being held until his trial begins in October. Elliott said he expects Herrington to testify against Thompson.

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