Shawnee Man Sentenced In Wife's Murder - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS: Crime

Shawnee Man Sentenced In Wife's Murder

Posted: Updated:
Justin Byus was sentenced to 40 years on Wednesday in the shooting death of his wife, Cathy Byus. Justin Byus was sentenced to 40 years on Wednesday in the shooting death of his wife, Cathy Byus.
TECUMSEH, Oklahoma -

A Shawnee man is sentenced to 40 years in prison in his wife's murder.

Justin Byus was sentenced on Wednesday in the shooting death of his wife, Cathy Byus. Cathy Byrus' body was found in her home on Buena Vista Lane in Shawnee back on March 21. She had been shot in the face. Police say she still had her cell phone in her hand. Police arrested Justin Byus at the scene.

3/21/2013 Related Story: Shawnee Residents Shook Up After Husband, Wife Murder Investigation

Court papers stated Justin Byus had called a friend that night and admitted he killed his wife after he discovered she had been texting another man. That friend called 911.

3/22/2014 Related Story: Court Documents Reveal New Details About Tecumseh Woman's Murder

Cathy Byus was the daughter of Gary and Linda Haas, the Tecumseh couple who was murdered by escaped prison inmates. The two were driving across the country in August 2010 when they were murdered in New Mexico by escaped prison inmates from Arizona. Their bodies were found in a burned camper.

3/17/2011 Related Story: Family of Murdered Tecumseh Couple Suing State Of Arizona, Prison Company

8/20/2010 Related Story: Family of Murdered Tecumseh Couple Relieved by Fugitives' Arrests

  • NewsMore>>

  • Good Samaritans Save Man From Drowning At Lake Thunderbird

    Good Samaritans Save Man From Drowning At Lake Thunderbird

    Police say the victim was swimming in approximately six feet of water about 50 feet from the shoreline. They say the person was swimming out to a boat that was adrift when he went under and did nor resurface.Police say the victim was swimming in approximately six feet of water about 50 feet from the shoreline. They say the person was swimming out to a boat that was adrift when he went under and did nor resurface.
    A group of Good Samaritans jump into action to save a young man from drowning at Lake Thunderbird, Sunday evening.More >>
    A group of Good Samaritans jump into action to save a young man from drowning at Lake Thunderbird, Sunday evening.More >>
  • EMSA Monitors Heat At OKC Playground

    EMSA Monitors Heat At OKC Playground

    Jim Winham monitored Quail Creek Playground in northwest OKC and found temperatures on the equipment reached 140 to 150 degrees.Jim Winham monitored Quail Creek Playground in northwest OKC and found temperatures on the equipment reached 140 to 150 degrees.
    Day 6 of this unbearable heat means the "heat alert" issued by EMSA remains in effect. On Sunday, paramedics showed us just how hot it's getting at local playgrounds.More >>
    Day 6 of this unbearable heat means the "heat alert" issued by EMSA remains in effect. On Sunday, paramedics showed us just how hot it's getting at local playgrounds.More >>

Live Radar

ESP Interactive

Featured On News9.com

  • Consumer Watch

    Been a victim of a scam? The Consumer Watch team investigates and gives helpful advice.

  • Local News

    Get the latest breaking news, current events and headlines effecting Oklahomans.

  • My 2 Cents

    Join Kelly Ogle in a community conversation about important Oklahoma issues.

  • 9 Investigates

    Are you aware of incidents of fraud, corruption, government waste? We investigate.

Powered by WorldNow
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
OKLAHOMA CITY'S OWN TM
Oklahoma's Own News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state including Oklahoma City's Own.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014, WorldNow and KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.