Remaining Suspect In Welch Girls Murder To Appear In Court For Sentencing

Sunday, August 30th 2020, 6:42 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The only living suspect in the 1999 Murders of two Welch girls is expected to be sentenced in court on Monday.

Ronnie Busick admitted to withholding information about the case during his most recent court appearance in July. The two girls Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible went missing after Freeman's parents were murdered and their home was set on fire.

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Busick pleaded guilty and was told he would get a shorter prison sentence if he led investigators to the girls' bodies by the end of August. Busick said he believed the bodies were in a root cellar on a property in Picher. Investigators say one of the other men believed to be involved in the deaths previously lived on the property.

That search on August 18th came up empty.

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Busick is expected to be sentenced in Craig County Monday morning at 9.