Less than a year after being released from prison for assaulting his girlfriend, a Tulsa man is now charged with the murder of the same woman and her unborn child.
Earlier this month, police responded to a Tulsa apartment complex as a woman called to report that her son was suicidal. When they arrived, they did, in fact, find a distraught man "screaming and hollering," but they also found the caller performing CPR on an unconscious pregnant woman. Neither the young woman nor the fetus had a heartbeat when medical personnel arrived. However, the 22-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was placed on life support, declared brain dead, and died days later.
Her boyfriend, Colby Wilson, is charged with two counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Allyssa Fielding and her unborn child, Dayson. He is additionally charged with possession of a firearm after felony conviction.
Wilson was released from prison in July after previously being convicted of assaulting Fielding. Reports say he gave her two black eyes, choked her, repeatedly punched her, and beat her with an electrical cord in October 2016. The assault left her with a collapsed lung and three broken ribs. In that incident, Fielding filed a protective order. However, in April 2017, during Wilson's trial, she claimed that she could not remember the incident, and a judge declared her "legally unavailable" to testify against Wilson. She also attempted to have the protective order dismissed, saying, "I do not feel that Colby Wilson is any threat to me. I love him and want to be with him."
Upon conducting a safety evaluation, the judge refused to dismiss the protective order. In May 2017, a jury convicted Wilson of two of the six felony charges against him, and he was sentenced to three years in prison. However, he was released in July 2018.
Upon his release, despite the protective order legally barring him from contact with Fielding, he apparently moved in with her.
During this time, reports say, he established complete control over her, even requiring her to sit in front of a video camera while he was at work. If she moved out of the frame, he allegedly beat her upon his return home. This reported cycle of abuse came to an end on April 15, when Wilson reportedly became enraged and beat Fielding so severely that both her unborn child and she died at his hands.
In September 2018, the Violence Policy Center released its report "When Men Murder Women." This report confirms Oklahoma's longstanding ranking as one of the worst in the nation for women killed by men. In 2016, the most recent data available, Oklahoma ranked 11th in women killed by men in single-victim, single-offender incidents. This was up from 15th in 2015. The four years prior, Oklahoma ranked in the top ten.
If you or someone you love is in need of help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE, or contact one of the local domestic violence resources listed here.