Wife, Teen Daughter Arrested In Coweta Man's Death

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 6:33 pm
By: News On 6


WAGONER COUNTY – The wife and 14-year-old daughter of a Coweta man found shot to death last month were arrested Thursday, along with the daughter's boyfriend, the OSBI said.

Arthur Burney, 53, died from a gunshot wound to the head on February 18, 2011.  His body was found in a barn at his home near Coweta.  Investigators said Burney's wife, Patricia Burney, reported his death.

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According to the OSBI, investigators arrested Patricia Burney Thursday for solicitation of first degree murder in connection with her husband's death.

Investigators also arrested the couple's 14-year-old daughter, Michelle Burney, Thursday at Broken Arrow North Intermediate High School.

Michelle Burney's boyfriend, 17-year-old Michael Richardson, was arrested at a home in the 2900 block of NW 45 Street in Oklahoma City, according to the OSBI.

All three were booked into the Wagoner County jail.