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Prosecutors say stolen car was at heart of 2011 fatal shootings in Oklahoma City

Rayvon Johnson, 22, of Oklahoma City, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2011 deaths of Lamar Shirley and Marcel Grigsby. A third victim was the intended target, prosecutors said.
by Tim Willert Modified: June 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm •  Published: June 19, 2013
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Defense attorney Mike Arnett, in his opening statement, said there is no physical evidence placing his client at the crime scene.

“While the evidence proves that a crime was committed, Rayvon Johnson was not there shooting or committing crimes,” Arnett said.

A neighbor told jurors he heard gunshots the day of the killing and saw a man dressed in a black hoodie running from the direction of Shirley's house and looking over his shoulder. The man jumped into an empty silver Jeep Cherokee and drove off, the witness said.

Neither the neighbor nor any of Shirley's friends at the barbecue who testified Tuesday could identify a shooter.

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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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