Bond Revoked For Woman Accused Of Attacking Body At Tulsa Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 5:39 pm
By: Richard Clark

A judge revoked the bond Wednesday for a woman accused of cutting the body of a friend of her husband during a funeral home viewing.

Judge Cliff Smith revoked the bond for Shaynna Sims, also known as Shaynna Smith.

At the request of the family, we're using only the dead woman's first name, which was Tabatha. She was 38 when she died of long-running health issues this spring.

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Sims is charged with five felonies after police said she went to the funeral home, cut Tabatha's face, took some of her hair and other body parts and stole her shoes.

According to the family, Sims then went to Tabatha's apartment and told Tabatha's children she needed pictures of their mother and some of her jewelry. Tabatha's children called police who arrested Sims.

Sims eventually posted bond and was released under the condition she wear an ankle monitor and that she not leave Muskogee County unless it was a medical emergency or to visit her attorney in Tulsa. 

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At the bond hearing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Sims' mother, Vicki Murray, testified she brought Sims to Tulsa on June 6, 2015, to see Sims' attorney and to get emergency dental help. But she also testified that they visited a beauty supply store in south Tulsa, had lunch and went to a cellular phone kiosk in the apartment complex where Tabatha lived.

Judge Smith ordered her bond revoked and deputies took her into custody.