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Pair found guilty of murder

Sentenced to life without parole


The first degree murder trial of Debbie Azelea Senft and Zachary Tyler Mussett, a mother and son, ended with a guilty verdict last week in McClain County District Court.

The six man, six woman jury sentenced the Texarkana, Texas, pair to life without parole for the murder of Michael McGuffee north of Blanchard in October of 2021.

The pair got 35 years for a first degree arson charge against them.

After the crime the pair fled to Wyoming where they were arrested prior to being extradited back to McClain County.

The first degree murder trial against Joshua Allen Finkbeiner before District Judge Leah Edwards is ongoing.

Finkbeiner is accused along with Daniel Vasquez and Stacy Harjo of strangling Shaliyah Toombs in April of 2018.

Toombs was pregnant at the time so Finkbeiner is also accused of killing an unborn child.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case which is expected to take between five and seven weeks.

The two phase trial will first determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant and the second phase will be for the death penalty.

That phase is expected to take at least a week, a court official reported.


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