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Murder, arson charges filed in Norman case

Charges of first-degree murder and arson were filed Friday against a Del City man and woman in the shooting death of Patrick Burton, 51, whose body was found Feb. 13 in his burning home in Norman.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: February 22, 2013 at 9:13 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013
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According to the affidavit, King went to Burton's house to rob him and an altercation occurred. During the struggle, Burton was shot, police said.

After Burton was killed, King poured an accelerant around his body and set a fire to cover evidence of the crime, according to the affidavit.

After her arrest, York told detectives she had followed Burton to a bank the evening of Feb. 12 so he could get money and then was at his house when he was shot, the affidavit states.

Only King and York have been charged in Burton's death, although police also released photographs of two other people they were seeking for questioning.

According to the affidavit, evidence indicates others may have been involved in Burton's death, although no names have been released and no other arrests made.

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by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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