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Two are charged with accessory to murder in Norman man's death

Charges of accessory to murder were filed Monday in Cleveland County District Court against Justin Tyler Dewberry, 26, and Michael Dwayne Walker, 25, both of Del City.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: March 4, 2013
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— 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.

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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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