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Immunity offer alleged in 1999 Oklahoma slayings case

The Associated Press - June 22, 2019 10:28 am

VINITA, Okla. (AP) – Court paperwork shows that immunity has been offered to a man charged with murder in the 1999 deaths of a northeast Oklahoma couple and the presumed deaths of the couple’s teenage daughter and her friend.
The June 14th filing says that 67-year-old Ronnie Dean Busick was offered immunity in exchange for information in the case, but that he isn’t competent to detail his involvement or the involvement of two men who are now dead.
Defense Attorney Gregg Graves and Craig County District Attorney spokeswoman Michelle Lowry declined comment Friday.
Busick’s case was continued, pending a mental evaluation.
Busick was charged in 2018 in the December 30th, 1999, deaths of Danny Freeman and his wife Kathy Freeman, whose bodies were found in their burning home near the Kansas border, as well as in the disappearances of their 16-year-old daughter, Ashley Freeman, and her 16-year-old friend, Lauria Bible.


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