Man charged after allegedly killing victim, setting room on fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A man who allegedly murdered another man and set his bedroom on fire has been charged with the crime.

On Sept. 6, Oklahoma City police and firefighters were called to a home in the 100 block of S.W. 23rd St. following a call about a possible fire.

When crews arrived, they realized the bedroom of a nearby apartment had been on fire but put itself out. While surveying the scene, Oklahoma City firefighters discovered the body of a man underneath a mattress.

Investigators determined that the victim, 28-year-old John D. White, had been killed, placed underneath the bed and the bed was intentionally set on fire.

According to a probable cause affidavit, authorities say the apartment had been ransacked, paint was thrown on the floor and blood was found on the furniture, floors, and walls.

Several days later, homicide investigators learned that someone had used the victim’s ID and credit card to rent a room at a nearby motel. After reviewing surveillance footage, authorities learned the man who tried to use White’s credit card was David Sisk.

On Sept. 15, officials say they received text messages from a witness who had a conversation with Sisk about White’s death.

The affidavit states that the witness asked Sisk, “Why did u do it?” and Sisk responded by saying, “Because I do what I want.”

The witness went on to ask, “Why did u kill him tho, He was my best friend.” The conversation indicated that Sisk said, “Friends are for p******, I did it for you.” The witness told Sisk, “That makes no sense what did he do to deserve that.” The affidavit states that Sisk said, “Because he asked too many questions.”

Authorities say they learned that Sisk was seen with scratches on him, and he said that he was going back to California. When asked what happened, Sisk told witnesses that he had been drugged and raped.

Investigators received a tip about Sisk’s whereabouts, and U.S. Marshals ultimately arrested him in Denver.

David Sisk

Now, Sisk is facing charges for the murder.

According to court documents obtained by News 4, Sisk has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson in Oklahoma County District Court.

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