Jurors convict man in 2017 Oklahoma trooper’s death

Burgess guilty of 1st degree murder
Jurors convict man in 2017 Oklahoma trooper’s death
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Jurors have convicted a 29-year-old man of first-degree murder in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was struck by another trooper’s patrol car during a chase.

A jury in Cleveland County Oklahoma handed down the verdict against 29-year-old D’Angelo Burgess, who was accused in the July 2017 death of 43-year-old Lt. Heath Meyer.

Authorities say Meyer was struck while placing strips of spikes along Interstate 35 in Moore in an attempt to stop a fleeing vehicle Burgess was driving. Troopers say the fleeing vehicle avoided the spikes and that two other troopers chasing the vehicle tried to avoid them but collided, causing one of the troopers’ vehicles to hit Meyer.

Burgess was also convicted of attempting to elude officers but was found not guilty on two drug-related charges.