NORMAN — Charges of accessory to murder were filed Monday against two Del City men police say were present when a Norman man was killed.
Justin Tyler Dewberry, 26, and Michael Dwayne Walker, 25, are accused in Cleveland County District Court of aiding two other people charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 13 death of Patrick Burton, 51.
According to an affidavit filed with the charges, Dewberry and Walker waited in a vehicle outside Burton's home at 619 Villa Drive while Mary Courtney York, 19, and Christopher Cody King, 24, both of Del City, were inside the residence, possibly to rob him. An altercation between King and Burton resulted in Burton being shot to death, the affidavit states.
Besides murder, King and York have been charged with first-degree arson. They are accused of setting a fire at Burton's house to conceal the killing.
Accessory charges against Dewberry and Walker accuse them of helping conceal evidence of the murder “after the fact.”
Dewberry drove a vehicle away from Burton's house with York, King and Walker as passengers, the affidavit states.
Dewberry was later at the Riverwind Casino with Walker when Walker threw a handgun believed to be the murder weapon into a ditch near the casino, the affidavit states.
A credit card belonging to Burton also was discarded in the ditch, according to the affidavit.
Dewberry was photographed by a surveillance camera at an Oklahoma City hotel in Burton's pickup, along with York and King, the affidavit states.
The surveillance camera also caught images of the three of them loading and unloading items from Burton's pickup, the affidavit states.
Burton's body was discovered inside his burning house about 11 a.m. Feb. 13. Investigators said the house had been ransacked and items stolen from it.
Both Walker and Dewberry are being held in the Cleveland County jail. Walker was arrested Thursday in Del City, and Dewberry was arrested Friday night in Del City, police say.