Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Lynn Sudar Murders: Where is Quantell Alverson Now? – Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Lynn Sudar died during the Thanksgiving week of 2014 after being shot and killed in front of their apartment building in broad daylight. See No Evil: Gold Pontiac on Investigation Discovery examines the authorities’ investigation into this double homicide and how security camera evidence was crucial in identifying the killer.
This episode of See No Evil, named Gold Pontiac, has the following official synopsis:
“In Tulsa, Okla., Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Sudar Sanders enjoy an evening out at a casino; the next morning, the two are shot outside their apartment complex; investigators soon learn that the shooter was driving a distinctive gold Pontiac.”
If you’re curious about what actually transpired in this case, read on. We have your back.
How Did Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Lynn Sudar Die?
26-year-old Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Lynn Sudar, 37, shared a room in a complex of apartments in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two connected right away when they first met at a job they had both previously had. Jennifer was regarded as having a great sense of humour and being upbeat all the time. Since Amanda’s relationship with her husband, Larry Douglas, began to deteriorate, she had been residing with Jennifer. The night before the event, Jennifer and Amanda were in the neighbourhood casino, where they were frequently seen together.
On November 26, 2014, at about 9:30 AM, a 911 caller reported seeing two persons shot outside their home. Police arrived in a hurry to find Amanda and Jennifer lying on the ground outside the complex where they resided. Jennifer passed away at the hospital, while Amanda was discovered dead at the site. Witnesses claimed to have heard gunshots and seen a tall black man drive off in a vehicle. The suspect, the vehicle, and the licence plate number were all provided to the police.
Who Killed Amanda Douglas and Jennifer Lynn Sudar?
Because nothing was taken from the scene and the women’s apartment showed no signs of a fight or forced entry, the authorities came to the conclusion that the gunman might have been someone the woman knew. Later it was determined that the suspect’s vehicle was a stolen one. Although Larry’s phone records showed him to be approximately 100 miles away in Oklahoma City at the time of the murders, police still regarded him to be a person of interest. His DNA and fingerprints were nonetheless taken.
Because he was a known drug dealer and Amanda had requested a protection order against him prior to the shootings, he was not excluded from the investigation. They shared a daughter who was still a baby, and the two of them also had custody issues. However, nothing connected him to the murders at the time. The getaway automobile was discovered by the police not far from the crime scene after about two weeks of the inquiry. Even though the inside was largely destroyed, they were still able to save some food, a coffee cup, and cigarette butts.
When surveillance footage from a nearby gas station that wasn’t too far from the crime scene was analysed, some extremely significant information was discovered. On the morning of November 26, at about 6 AM, Larry was seen with a person who was not identified but matched the description provided by the witnesses who were present.
Later, upon looking at surveillance tape from a nearby convenience shop from the day before the murder, detectives discovered that the same unidentified man was seen with Larry and his associate Dale Childress. Quantell Alverson was eventually found to be this man. The on-scene witness recognised him as the person she saw earlier that day.
Quantell vehemently denied any involvement in the killings when questioned. The police had no hard evidence to link him, but they assumed that Larry had asked Quantell to commit the killings despite the fact that he had no known connections to the women.
They were unable to bring any charges against Larry for the double homicides because Quantell was not cooperating. The other accused associate, Dale, was later discovered dead from a gunshot wound in Kansas in February 2015. The DNA from the cigarette butts discovered in the getaway car matched Quantell, giving authorities a strong case against him.
Where is Quantell Alverson Today?
A jury found Quantell guilty on both charges of first-degree murder. He was given two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release in May 2016. After a jury deliberated for four hours, they convicted him guilty earlier that year. Quantell was still thought to be following someone else’s commands, according to the prosecution. According to prison records, he is still detained at the North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre, Oklahoma.