Two Accused Of Seminole Woman's Murder Appear In Court


Friday, November 4th 2011, 11:21 am
By: News 9


SEMINOLE, Oklahoma -- Two people charged with first-degree murder in the death of Veronica Carlson were arraigned Friday in a Seminole County courtroom.

11/3/2011 Related Story: Charges Filed In Murder Of A Seminole Woman

Roger Gober and his fiancée, Marilee Smotherman, are accused of killing Carlson. Gober told investigators Smotherman stabbed his ex-girlfriend three times then told Gober to cut Carlson's throat and bury her body.

Police found Carlson's body on October 25, almost two weeks after she was reported missing.

10/25/2011 Related Story: Body Found In Shallow Grave May Be Missing Seminole Woman

Gober and Smotherman are charged with first-degree murder and desecration of a human corpse.  They are being held without bond in the Seminole County Jail.

According to probable cause affidavits, there was a third person at the scene of the murder, but she hasn't been charged.

If convicted, Gober and Smotherman could be sentenced to death or life in prison.