OKC Man Facing Life In Prison Sentence For 2011 Shooting Death


Thursday, December 6th 2012, 4:39 pm
By: News 9


An Oklahoma City man has been found guilty on the charges of first-degree murder and assault and battery with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting death of another man outside a gas station in northwest Oklahoma City in late 2011.

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Joseph Young is facing a life sentence for the murder of Dejoun Chamberliss. He also received 15 years for the charge of assault with a deadly weapon.

Chamberliss was killed on Saturday December 26, 2011 after police say he and his friend got into an argument with Joseph Young and his teenaged friend.

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Police say Young shot Chamberliss and 21-year-old Cleondre Watkins, but Watkins survived.

Officers arrested Young on December 18, 2011 along with the 16-year-old suspect. Young was booked into the Oklahoma County jail on complaints of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

The teen suspect was arrested on complaints of accessory to murder and assault with a deadly weapon. No word on what the teen suspect will face for his involvement.

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