Kaleigh Fryer was fifteen years old when she began to have an affair with an older, married man, Jerry Chiles. According to Chiles Kaleigh repeatedly asked him to murder her father. In the end Jerry would do just that stabbing the victim multiple times causing his death. The murderous pair attempted to make it look like a robbery gone bad. It did not take long for their story fall apart and for one an other turn against each other. Jerry Chiles would testify against Kaleigh in exchange for the death penalty taken off the table. This teen killer would be sentenced to life in prison
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Current Facility: MABEL BASSETT CORRECTIONAL CENTER, MCLOU
Height: 5 ft 5 in
Weight: 134 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
OK DOC#: 639105
Birth Date: 10/11/1994
Current Facility: MABEL BASSETT CORRECTIONAL CENTER, MCLOU
Reception Date: 7/28/2011
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The tears 16-year-old Kaleigh Lynn Fryer couldn’t produce the morning she found her father dead in a pool of blood burst forth Monday when she was convicted of his murder.
It took a Logan County jury about two and a half hours to convict Fryer of first-degree murder. She was 15 at the time of her father’s death. Jurors recommended she be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. A formal sentencing will be June 17 at Logan County Courthouse.
Fryer’s married boyfriend, Jerry Jerone Chiles Jr., 22, admitted to stabbing Lewis Keith Fryer, 50, to death in the man’s bedroom about 3 a.m. on May 12, 2010. Chiles testified against Kaleigh Fryer in return for a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Chiles testified Fryer asked him repeatedly to kill her father, left the back door open for him and told him where in the house to find a knife, her father’s keys, a wallet and other items he was instructed to take.
Chiles then stole Lewis Fryer’s car and drove it to south Oklahoma City, where he abandoned it before walking to Crossroads Mall. Chiles testified he called Kaleigh Fryer just before 7 a.m. and asked her to come pick him up at the shopping mall.
She told Chiles there was a lot of blood and that she was going to call 911. Phone records showed Kaleigh Fryer did not sleep through the murder at her father’s Guthrie home as she told investigators.
Instead, she checked her voice mail about 3:30 a.m. and used her phone to access the Internet.
Phone records also confirmed Chiles’ claim that he had called Kaleigh Fryer from a pay phone at the mall just before she called 911. She told police she discovered her father’s body when she woke up about 7 a.m.
Investigators noted in their reports on the morning of the murder that Kaleigh Fryer tried to cry while they talked with her but could not produce any tears.
She was unable to hold tears back Monday as the jurors’ were called one-by-one and affirmed they agreed with the guilty verdict.
During closing arguments, prosecutors described her as a cold, heartless killer who manipulated the simple and childlike Chiles into murdering her father because he was mean to her and made her do chores. Investigators believe Kaleigh Fryer thought she would be able to live with her mother if her father was killed.
“Kaleigh Fryer’s father is dead because she chose Jerry Chiles,” said Lesley March, Logan County assistant district attorney. “Lewis Fryer would be alive today in Guthrie but for Kaleigh’s plan.”
Kaleigh Fryer’s defense attorney, Eric Reynolds, used his closing argument to accuse Chiles of lying to get a lighter sentence for the crime. Reynolds said Chiles likely killed Lewis Fryer because he believed Kaleigh Fryer was pregnant and feared going to jail for having sex with her while she was underage.
“Some people are extremely skilled liars,” Reynolds told the jury. “Jerry Chiles lied to you. He lied to the police. He lied to his girlfriend. He changed his story based on his audience.”
After the verdict was read, Lewis Fryer’s brother, Roy Fryer, said he wanted to thank investigators and prosecutors for doing their jobs and the jury for seeing through Kaleigh Fryer’s lies.
Roy Fryer said the death of one family member at the hands of another has taken a toll.
“We’re a close family,” he said. “We lean on each other like family should. That’s how we will get through this.”
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A 21-year-old married man testified Thursday he killed the father of his 15-year-old girlfriend after she asked him to do it, showed him the kitchen knives and said she was pregnant.
“She said she’d leave the back door open for me and stuff, and then she showed me where the knives are at,” Jerry Jerone Chiles Jr. said. “She said, please, please can I do it.
“I said, ‘yeah.'”
Chiles was testifying at the preliminary hearing in Logan County District Court for Kaleigh Lynn Fryer. Both are charged with the May 13 stabbing death of Lewis Keith Fryer Jr., 42.
Chiles has struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to murder in exchange for his testimony against Kaleigh Fryer and a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole. He could have faced the death penalty.
Logan County District Attorney Rob Hudson said the deal was struck to make sure all parties involved are punished.
“We need his testimony to present the best case to the jury,” Hudson said.
Fryer’s attorney, Eric Reynolds, said Chiles’ testimony is hearsay and not very credible
“He admitted on the stand to having sex with a minor,” Reynolds told reporters after the hearing ended for the day.
“In the end a jury is going to come to understand he is the type of person that’s going to say anything to help himself.”
During Chiles’ testimony, Kaleigh Fryer mostly sat with her head down and her back to her co-defendant. Only a few times did the 15-year-old turn to glance Chiles’ way.
The preliminary hearing will continue on Aug. 30.
On May 13, police found Lewis Fryer dead in his Guthrie home at 401 W Orbit. His daughter had called 911.
He had been stabbed in the back and neck.
Chiles testified he had been dating Kaleigh Fryer about four months before she first asked him to kill her father, about two weeks before Lewis Fryer’s death.
“We were just talking, hanging out, chillin,'” Chiles said. “She said that her dad was mean to her. She said I could probably stay with her and her mom.”
Chiles said he was living with friends at the time.
A couple of days before May 13, Kaleigh Fryer again asked if he would kill her father, Chiles said.
“She just asked me if I was going to do it before the weekend,” Chiles testified. “She said she’d leave the door open for me.”
Fryer also told Chiles she was pregnant, Chiles said. Chiles said he had sex with Fryer four or five times.
Reynolds said his client was not pregnant, but thought she was and may have let Chiles know.
In 2007, Chiles married a 16-year-old, according to Logan County Court records. About six months later, the girl filed a protective order in Payne County District Court against Chiles, but it was dismissed when no one appeared in court a few weeks later. There are no divorce records on file.
The relationship was not discussed in court on Thursday and Chiles’ attorney, Al Hoch, said he never asked his client about it.
Chiles said that about 3 a.m. on May 13 he entered the Fryers’ home through the back door and from the hallway he saw Lewis Fryer was sleeping.
He went and got a knife.
“I had the knife and then I started walking toward Mr. Fryer’s room,” Chiles testified. “I started going to his room and I was getting nervous and I started sweating a lot.”https://tpc.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Chiles said he turned away but would eventually head back to Lewis Fryer’s room.
“I walked over to his bed,” Chiles testified. “I stood there for a minute, then I saw his arm move and I just started swinging the knife.”
The two struggled, Chiles said, adding “I started swinging it (the knife) and he fell to the ground.”
Chiles said he left in Lewis Fryer’s car and drove to Oklahoma City. He left the car about a mile from Crossroads Mall, according to court records. He said he then used a pay phone inside the mall to call Kaleigh Fryer.
“She said there were a lot of blood,” he said. “She said she was going to call police.”
Chiles was arrested later that day at Crossroads Mall. During questioning he admitted killing Lewis Fryer and implicated Kaleigh Fryer in the plot, according to court records.
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