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Jury Convicts Jones in Killing!

He’s Last Defendant In ’13 Case

Last week, a jury convicted the sixth defendant in a 2013 murder case involving a failed robbery in Midwest City.

Last week, a jury convicted the sixth defendant in a 2013 murder case involving a failed robbery in Midwest City.

Jarvis Jones, 21, was found guilty in Oklahoma County District Court of first-degree murder, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit larceny from a house and fireman possession, all felonies.

Jurors chose life in prison as punishment for the murder.

Police reported the attempted robbery took place at about 1:20 a.m. Sept. 14, 2013.

The victim, Shirley Burris, 39, answered a knock at the door at her home and was shot once in the chest as she tried to shut the door on the robbers.

Prosecutors alleged at trial that Mr. Jones planned the robbery and shot Mrs. Burris. Police reported the robbers planned to steal money and drugs from Burris’ boyfriend. The robbers fled the area after the gun was fired.

Defense attorneys contended someone else could have shot the victim during the robbery attempt.

Oklahoma County District Judge Timothy Henderson, who oversaw the trial, is set to sentence Mr. Jones on May 26.

Four of the other five e defendants pleaded guilty last year:

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