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An O’Fallon man gets a change of venue for the killing of a Caruthersville Police Officer

Oct 03, 2012 -- 10:09am


The man accused of killing a Caruthersville Police Officer is found competent to stand trial and gets a change of venue.  30-year-old Deonta Williamson of O’Fallon, Missouri, was granted a move to Saint Charles County after a Tuesday hearing before Judge Fred Copeland in Pemiscot County.  Williamson is charged with 1st-degree murder, assault, resisting arrest, and armed criminal action for allegedly killing Officer Evan Burns.  The 28-year-old father died in the line of duty August 16th, 2011, during a high speed chase, from O’Fallon to the Bootheel.  Williamson’s mental exam showed competency and his next court date is Saint Charles is pending.

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