(Tulsa) – A former Yale man convicted in Payne County on rape and burglary charges has been charged with first degree murder and possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction in connection with a Tulsa Murder on Wednesday. David Earl Donaldson, 39, was arrested on complaints of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, and pointing a deadly weapon.
Donaldson was arrested by Tulsa Police after a 911 call about 4:30 PM Wednesday in which he reported that he had accidentally shot Jeanna Coffman, 33. Coffman was taken by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital where she was pronounced dead at 5:30.
Donaldson was convicted in Payne County in 1993 of raping an ex-girlfriend while holding a gun to her throat. The woman was attacked at her home in Cushing while preparing to leave for work for a midnight shift at a nursing home.
Donaldson also pleaded guilty to carrying a firearm during a felony and to two unrelated 1992 rural Yale burglaries, according to court records.
Donaldson was released from prison in November according to the State Department of Corrections.