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Man charged in Oklahoma state trooper’s death stands trial

March 4, 2019

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma City man is standing trial accused in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper.

The Norman Transcript reports that 29-year-old D’Angelo Ladon Burgess is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2017 accident that led to the death of Lt. Donald Heath Meyer. Jury selection started Monday.

A probable cause affidavit shows Meyer was injured July 14 as he put down strips of spikes on Interstate 35 in Moore in an attempt to stop Burgess’ fleeing vehicle. Burgess avoided the spikes and two other troopers chasing Burgess tried to avoid the strips, but collided and one of the troopers’ vehicles hit Meyer. He died July 24, 2017.

If convicted, Burgess faces up to life in prison.

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Information from: The Norman Transcript, http://www.normantranscript.com

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