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Jessica Brown
Public Information Director


03/10/11                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           


Agents Arrest Two Teens in Coweta Murder

OSBI agents arrested two teenagers this morning (3/10/11) for the murder last month of Arthur Burney (dob 5/29/57). Burney was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head by his wife inside a barn near the couple's home February 18th. Information gleaned from interviews, surveillance videos, search warrants, and social networks lead investigators to Burney's 14-year-old daughter Michelle Burney and her boyfriend, 17-year-old Michael Richardson. Burney was arrested this morning at the Broken Arrow North Intermediate School. Richardson was also arrested Thursday morning at a home in the 2900 block of NW 45 Street in Oklahoma City. Both were booked into the Wagoner County Jail for first degree murder.

Photo of Michael RichardsonPhoto of Michelle Burney