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Crime/Courts

October 15, 2013

Second homicide suspect charged

NORMAN — A suspect police had been searching for in connection to the murder of Nicholas Williams, 20, was found by the U.S. Marshal Service and charged with first-degree murder last week.

Norman police investigators began searching for Latricia DeeAnn Vaughn, 20, after an interview with 17-year-old Myron Burris, who was charged with the murder in September. Burris’ interview and further investigation led them to Vaughn’s alleged connection with the murder, records show.

Vaughn, Burris’ sister, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals on Wednesday and transported to the Norman Police Department, where she would not answer any questions about the murder, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The brother and sister were both charged with first-degree murder in Cleveland County District Court. Burris was charged Sept. 26, nearly two weeks after the homicide, and Vaughn was charged Friday.

During an interview with police, Burris admitted to burglarizing Williams’ residence Sept. 14 at Quorum Condominiums on West Brooks Street. Burris was also a resident at the condominiums, according to the affidavit.

Burris told police he didn’t know Williams was home at the time but ended up getting into a struggle with him and shooting him. He then fled the scene with property from Williams’ apartment, the affidavit said.

Burris told investigators a female, later identified as Vaughn’s girlfriend, drove him away from the scene after the burglary and shooting.

When police interviewed Vaughn’s girlfriend, she told investigators what happened the day of the homicide. The morning of Sept. 14, she said she heard Burris and Vaughn conspiring to commit a burglary.

Burris allegedly picked the location as a nearby apartment, telling Vaughn the resident had marijuana there and worked at a gas station, so no one should be home, the affidavit said.

The female told police the brother and sister put on hoodies and told her they were going to a nearby apartment. She was told to wait in her car, where she stayed in the parking lot playing her car’s music, the document said.

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