Eight charged in connection with death of man found on fire near Langston

Eight people were charged Tuesday in connection with the death of Shawn Masters, whose body was found on fire near a country road in Logan County
by Jonathan Sutton Modified: April 16, 2014 at 11:05 am •  Published: April 16, 2014

Prosecutors filed charges against eight people Tuesday in connection with the death of a man whose body was found on fire in Logan County in late January.

Brandy Hanson, 35, and Angel Munoz, 24, were charged in Oklahoma Count District Court with murder and desecrating a body. Also charged Tuesday with murder were John Worcester, 39; Jessie Dalton, 37; Tyson Lott, 21; and Quentin Goodwin, 30. Also charged with desecrating a body were Johnny Snow, 49, and Twilia Wise, 36.

On Jan. 31, firefighters in Logan County responded to reports of a grass fire between Langston and Guthrie. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered the body of Shawn Masters, 39, of Blanchard.

It took investigators with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Logan County sheriff’s office two months to identify Masters because he was so badly burned, authorities said.

After identifying the body, investigators identified Hanson as one of the last people to be seen with Masters, according to court documents.

During an interview with investigators, Hanson said she and Munoz borrowed a car from Masters and were stopped and arrested because the vehicle was stolen.

Munoz told investigators she was upset with Masters because she thought he might be an undercover police officer. She called her boyfriend, Jessie Dalton, who is in custody at the state penitentiary in McAlester. Dalton is serving two life sentences for separate murders in 2002 and 2009. In the earlier case, he was convicted of killing a man during a home invasion. In the latter, he was convicted in the jailhouse beating death of an accomplice who testified against him in the 2002 trial.

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by Jonathan Sutton
Breaking News Reporter
Jonathan Sutton is a reporter covering breaking news and crime for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. He grew up in Ada and has a degree in journalism from Oklahoma State University. He was the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily O'Collegian, OSU's student...
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