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Siblings are to stand trial in shooting death in Norman

A brother and sister accused of shooting a man in a Norman apartment in September have been ordered by a judge to stand trial on first-degree murder and robbery.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: March 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm •  Published: March 12, 2014

— A brother and sister have been ordered to stand trial on first-degree murder and robbery charges in a home-invasion style killing at a Norman apartment in September.

Myron Burris, 17, and Latricia Dee Ann Vaughn, 21, are accused of killing Nicholas Werner Williams, 20, Sept. 14 at an apartment in the 2100 block of W Brooks St. Cleveland County Special Judge Steve Stice ruled Monday that evidence presented in a preliminary hearing was sufficient to hold the siblings for trial.

Witness Briana Pendleton, who said she was Vaughn’s girlfriend, testified she drove the two to the apartment complex and let them out. When they got back in the car, she said, Burris had blood on his face and Vaughn told Pendleton she probably had blood on her, also.

In a conversation with Vaughn a few days later, Pendleton testified, Vaughn told her they went to the apartment to steal some marijuana, not expecting Williams to be home. When he was there, she said, a fight broke out and she shot him in the leg.

Investigators said they picked up Burris on an unrelated matter but questioned him about Williams’ death.

In the course of the interview, Burris said he shot Williams after a fight broke out as he was attempting to rob him.

Williams had called 911 to report he had been shot, giving police a description that matched Burris, who lived in the same apartment complex. He bled to death shortly after police arrived. has disabled the comments for this article.
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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