A 27-year-old Oklahoma man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting Pastor David Evans of Harmony Free Will Baptist Church in Ada at the behest of the pastor’s wife, who was sentenced to life in prison this summer.
Square was sentenced this week, nearly two months after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the 2021 shooting death of Pastor Evans in Ada while he slept.
During sentencing, Square said he wanted Evans’ family to know he was sorry for his actions, according to The Associated Press.
“If you can’t forgive me today, I hope one day you will,” he said.
Defense attorney Tony Coleman had sought a 25-year sentence, telling the court that Square was under the “sinister and manipulative” influence of Kristie Evans. Evans was sentenced to life in prison in August with the possibility of parole for her role in the murder of her husband on March 22, 2021.
Assistant District Attorney Tara Portillo agreed that Kristie Evans was the catalyst for the murder, but said Square was responsible for her own actions.
“In the end, he still entered the house of a man who had done him no harm while that man was sleeping and put a bullet in his head,” Portillo said.
Investigators say Kristie Evans left the door to their home unlocked the night of the murder so he could come in while they slept. She also provided Square with bullets and a gun, according to court documents.
Disturbing details about the couple’s marriage have come to light since the murder.
Court documents revealed that the couple lived a double life as swingers who engaged in group sex.
Private Facebook posts between the late pastor and his wife shared with NBC News documented him calling her a “frigid bitch” for refusing to have sex with other swinger couples. Square was one of the men the couple met for group sex. Evans and Square allegedly planned the murder of the late pastor in the week before his death while on a mission trip to Mexico. She reportedly spent three nights with Square while her husband was away.
In an interview from prison, Kristie Evans recalled that after threatening to divorce, her husband held a gun to her chin as she spoke with her daughter on the phone.
According Oklahoma, Kristie Evans has claimed that her late husband forced her to have sex with 50 to 100 men. Craigslist served as the main medium for organizing such meetings.
“There wasn’t a lot of talk. It was just sex,” she recalled.
While some relatives say they knew about some of the abuse Kristie Evans faced, the pastor’s mother told NBC News that “she could have gone to a new town or a battered women’s shelter.”
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