Trial Delayed In Blanchard Home Invasion Case
Ponca City Now - October 22, 2013 12:13 pm
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) – The trial has been delayed for an Oklahoma man charged with first-degree murder after his alleged accomplice was fatally shot during an attempted home invasion.
Dustin Stewart is charged under a state law that allows murder charges when a defendant’s accomplice is killed during a felony.
Prosecutors say Stewart and Justin Martin broke into the home of 18-year-old Sarah McKinley on New Year’s Eve 2011 in an attempt to steal pain medicine that the two men believed McKinley’s husband had.
McKinley – whose husband had died Christmas Day of lung cancer – shot and killed Martin after calling 911.
Stewart was set for trial Monday, but The Express-Star reports that the trial has been delayed until late January.