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Judge Finds Cause for Trial in Washington County Double Murder

 A Washington County, Oklahoma, District judge finds probably cause to bind a 17 year old Dewey over for trial in the double murder of her grandparents.

 Heidi Dutton appeared in Washington County court yesterday afternoon to face five felony charges, including two counts of murder in the first degree, in the 2022 deaths of 67 year old Deborah Dutton and 73 year old Larry Dutton. Her 20 year old boyfriend Lucas Walker is also charged in the case. Walker, as a member of the Cherokee Nation will be prosecuted in federal court due to the McGirt decision.

At yesterday's hearing, five witnesses testified including the investigator who interviewed Dutton after her arrest. Investigator Brett Miquelon testified that Dutton admitted to him she had killed both her grandparents and that Walker helped her clean up the scene afterwards. She later recanted the statement and claimed that the roles were reversed and that Walker actually did the killing.

Further testimony from the stand explained that  the victims were found in a shallow grave where the above ground pool used to be in the backyard. Dutton will face formal arraignment on November 8.

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