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Oklahoma teen pleads guilty to murder for hire plot

WAGONER — An Oklahoma City teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a man in Wagoner County in what prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire scheme.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 12, 2012
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WAGONER — An Oklahoma City teenager has pleaded guilty to killing a man in Wagoner County in what prosecutors say was a murder-for-hire scheme.

Nineteen-year-old Michael Richardson was sentenced to 28 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to a second-degree murder charge in Wagoner County District Court in Wagoner.

Richardson was charged in the February 2011 death of 53-year-old Arthur Burney — the father of Richardson's girlfriend — near Burney's home in Coweta.

Prosecutors say Burney's wife — Patricia Burney — offered Richardson $6,000 to kill her husband.

Patricia Richardson was convicted in April and sentenced to life in prison without parole. She is appealing her conviction.

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