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Bond set for Oklahoma man charged in home invasion

Oklahoman Published: January 5, 2012

CHICKASHA (AP) — A judge has set bond at $50,000 for a Blanchard man charged with first-degree murder after prosecutors allege his accomplice was shot dead during an attempted home invasion.

Grady County Special Judge Timothy Brauer issued the ruling following a bond hearing Thursday for 29-year-old Dustin Louis Stewart.

Prosecutors allege Stewart was with 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin, who was shot dead by an 18-year-old woman as he attempted to break into her Blanchard mobile home.

Oklahoma's felony murder law permits prosecutors to seek a murder conviction if an accomplice dies during the commission of another felony crime.

Jail records show Stewart remained in the Grady County Jail Thursday afternoon. His attorney, Stephen Buzin, did not immediately return a call requesting comment.

A preliminary hearing is set for May 23.

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