Coweta Woman Ordered To Prison For Rest Of Her Life
WAGONER, Oklahoma - A Wagoner County judge has agreed with a jury's recommendation and sentenced a 52-year-old Coweta woman Monday to spend the rest of her life in prison.
The jury found Patricia Burney guilty of first degree murder for her involvement in the February 2011 shooting death of her husband and recommended life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Burney and her daughter, Michelle Burney, were arrested last year following the death of Arthur Burney, 53, near his barn near Coweta.
The daughter's charge was dropped and re-filed as a juvenile case in July 2011. She pleaded guilty and was one of the witnesses called by the state in Patricia Burney's trial.
According to court records, Michelle's boyfriend, Michael Richardson, 18, said Patricia and Michelle hired him to kill Arthur Burney for $6,000.
His next court date is May 14, 2012.