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March 5, 2013

Third suspect draws accessory to murder charge

NORMAN — A third suspect believed to be involved in the Feb. 13 death of a Norman man was charged in Cleveland County District Court on Monday.

Justin Tyler Dewberry was apprehended Friday evening in a traffic stop at Interstate 40 and Sunnylane in Del City by a Cleveland County Sheriff’s deputy working with the U.S. Marshal Service’s Central Metro Fugitive Taskforce.

On Monday, Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn charged Dewberry, 26, with one count of accessory to felony murder. Dewberry is the third to be charged of four persons of interest apprehended and interviewed by Norman police in the murder and arson investigation.

Last week, Mashburn filed charges against Mary Courtney Cheyenne York, 19, and Christopher Cody King, 24, for allegedly killing and robbing Patrick Burton, 51, and then setting Burton’s home on fire to conceal the crime.

According to the Probable Cause Affidavit, the investigation by Norman Police revealed that Dewberry was involved with aiding York and King in the commission of the crimes. He also is believed to have participated in concealing evidence.

On Feb. 13, Norman firefighters responded to a fire at Burton’s residence, 619 Villa Drive, at 11 a.m . Burton’s burned remains were found in the home, but the chief medical examiner determined he died from a gunshot wound prior to the fire being set.

Police reports indicate the home had been ransacked and several items, including the victim’s pickup, were missing. The police investigation linked York to Burton through cell phone records.

During the alleged robbery, King was reported to have shot Burton, then moved the body, doused it with accelerant and started the fire to destroy evidence, according to the police report.

King — accompanied by York, Dewberry and Michael Walker — used the victim’s credit cards at Riverwind Casino, where all four were caught on the casino’s video surveillance, according to the police report.

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