Bond revoked for Oklahoma woman charged with slashing corpse

AP News
Posted: Jun 18, 2015 5:54 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman charged with slashing the corpse of her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend at a funeral home viewing is back in jail after a judge revoked her bond.

Prosecutors said Shaynna Sims violated her bond earlier this month by leaving Muskogee County and showing up at a Tulsa apartment complex where the dead woman's children live. Sims was free on bond on the condition she wear a GPS ankle monitor and not leave Muskogee County, where she lives.

Her mother testified at the Wednesday bond hearing that she and Sims were in Tulsa County to visit with their attorney, Chad Greer. Greer said the state didn't present any evidence showing that Sims attempted to approach or harm the deceased's family. He told a Tulsa County special judge that he would offer to conduct his meetings with Sims in Muskogee County.

A prosecutor told the judge it wasn't an accident that Sims was at the apartment complex. The judge said he had originally ordered the ankle monitor for Sims to keep her away from the deceased woman's family.

Sims is scheduled to return to court next month, when the results of her mental competency exam will be discussed.

Witnesses told officers that they saw Sims reach into the casket during an April viewing. The dead woman's face was slashed, her makeup was smeared and her hair was on the floor, police said.

Sims faces four felonies: unauthorized removal of body parts from a dead body; larceny from a person; knowingly concealing or receiving stolen property; and first-degree burglary. She also is charged with two misdemeanors of unauthorized dissection and disturbing or interrupting a funeral.


Information from: Tulsa World,