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Oklahoma County Special Judge orders two men to face trial in slaying of man during marijuana robbery

Alfonzo D. Tate, 36, and Hershell E. Anderson, 21, are charged with first-degree murder in Jan. 17 shooting death of Donte D. McCarther, 21; victim was set up, a third defendant testifies
by Tim Willert Modified: September 29, 2012 at 1:07 am •  Published: September 29, 2012
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Both men pleaded guilty Friday to amended charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana in exchange for their testimony, and were sentenced to 10 years in prison, their attorneys said.

Fair's brother, Larry Clayborn, was arrested in connection with the murder but agreed to testify in exchange for a lesser charge and a deferred sentence.

Clayborn testified that Fair and Tate called him on the day of the shooting and asked if he wanted to participate. He said he declined their offers.

Clayborn testified about overhearing a conversation between his brother and Tate after the shooting in which Tate told Fair “he didn't have nothing to worry about” because the woman who set up the transaction wasn't going to talk to police.

After hearing the testimony, Oklahoma County Special Judge Stephen P. Alcorn found sufficient evidence to send Tate and Anderson to trial.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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