Boy, 13, charged in Cotton County woman’s death

Ponca City Now - August 14, 2015 8:46 am

WALTERS, Okla. (AP) – A 13-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder and arson in the death of a woman whose body was found in a burning home in Temple.

The boy is being held on $1 million bond and is charged as an adult, however all court documents are sealed and his name hasn’t been released.

The boy appeared in Cotton County District Court Thursday under tight security, entering court covered by a blanket and windows to the room were sealed.

The boy was arrested Tuesday after the body of 41-year-old Shannen Brown was found inside the burning home. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has said trauma to her body indicates she was a homicide victim. The body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

 

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