Jimmy Massey's Father Says Son 'Is Not A Killer'

Friday, December 23rd 2011, 11:50 pm
By: News 9

Jamie Oberg, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dave Massey says his son is not a killer.

It's been more than two months since the body of Carina Saunders was found in a field in Bethany, her body dismembered, stuffed in a duffel bag.

"I'm sorry it happened to the little girl and it's really a shame," Massey said. "I do not think my son had anything to do with it because he's not that kind of guy."

Even though his father can't believe it, a woman told police it was Jimmy Massey who kidnapped her, held her, and forced her to watch the torture and killing of Saunders.

David Slane, the attorney for that woman, said Tuesday, "My client will come forward and be a witness, We're hoping to keep her identity a secret until she appears in court. She very much knows these people are capable of murder. She saw it herself."

Massey led police to a person of interest in the murder case, Francisco Gomez.

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Police say the murder may have been a message to other drug and human traffickers to cooperate or suffer the same fate as Saunders.

Despite Jimmy Massey's admission to the kidnapping in an affidavit of probable cause, his father has faith his son will be cleared.

"He may be in trouble for the drug thing, that may be true, but the other stuff? No," Dave Massey said. "He'll be totally exonerated."

As Jimmy Massey spends Christmas in a jail cell, authorities have not charged him with the murder.

Meanwhile, Carina Saunders's family will never see another Christmas with their daughter.

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