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Jury finds Jon Burnett guilty on all counts

63 year old Jon Otis Burnett was convicted of two counts of murder and multiple other charges Wednesday afternoon in Barry County Circuit Court concluding a jury trial that began August 3rd. The double homicide took place near Lindsey and Lewis roads northwest of Delton in June, 2019.

 

Burnett was found guilty of the following charges:

 

First Degree Murder by Premeditation in the death of Gary Peake

 

First Degree Murder by Premeditation, Felony Murder and Unlawful Imprisonment, in the death of Bryce DeGood

 

Assault With a Dangerous  Weapon of Lynn Burnett, Tracy Schisser, G.  Schisser, Ashley Glumm, Mallory Gray, Daniel Robinson, M. Robinson, Gary Harps, Nola Harps, Jason Wyatt, David Harrison Jr. and Michael Geist

 

He was also found guilty of two counts of Resisting and Obstructing Police regarding Dep. Kevin Erb and Dep. Brian Hansford, Assault With Intent to Murder Joseph Powell and 15 counts of possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.

 

Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Julie A. Nakfoor Pratt said sentencing is scheduled for September 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. before Judge Michael Schipper.

 

 

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