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Murder suspect could be cleared

Murphy Robertson

A man charged with first degree murder for the August shooting death of Omar Lott may soon be cleared of that accusation.

Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said Monday that a statement made to detectives by another person arrested in connection with the murder could clear 18-year-old Murphy Robertson in the August 24 shooting death of Lott, whose body was found in a wooded area just off Walter Lyons Road three days later.

“J’Son Turk has given a statement to our investigator on the case that he is