OKLAHOMA CITY – A woman who witnessed the murder of a man she was dating is speaking out exclusively to News 4.
"He was so tense. Anytime I felt him let go or he closed his eyes, I kept slapping him and I kept yelling his name,” a woman who didn’t want to be identified told News 4.
Those horrifying moments eventually ended her relationship with Jack Venepraseuth who took his last breath in her arms.
"He just kept making this awful like gasping noise. So I knew he probably had to have been hit in the lungs somewhere,” she said.
She told News 4 the two were in his car and pulled over near NW 48th and Blackwelder when Venepraseuth’s eczema starting flaring up.
While she was digging in her purse for some lotion to relieve the itching, she said 33-year-old Kimberlee Milligan approached their car.
First, Milligan allegedly demanded money and whatever valuables they had.
"I heard him start to speak. He started to say like woah, or calm down, he started to say something. That's the second I turn to grab him and look at him and it sounded like fireworks. Like boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” she said.
She said she heard about five gunshots and then in a panic, frantically called 911.
"They just kept saying, they're on the way. They're on the way and I was like, 'how long does it take to get here? What do you mean they're on the way? He's dying in front of me,'” the woman said.
She tried to keep him alive but when they got there, it was too late.
"You never really think that it happens to you and then your whole life can just be taken away from you in just a split second,” she said.
Milligan has a lengthy criminal past and is now facing a charge of first-degree murder. She was arrested Thursday night after two days on the run.
The news of the arrest came as a big relief to those who knew and loved the man she allegedly killed to make a fast buck.
"It makes me feel much better but I mean, it doesn't bring him back at all. It doesn't change the fact that it was over nothing, He was taken from us for nothing,” she said.