The last of three suspects arrested for a murder in Burkburnett in late 2015 was sentenced this morning, but not for his original murder charge.
Thomas Kyle Selman agreed to plead guilty to tampering with evidence- a corpse– in exchange for a 10-year sentence. Another weapons-related charge was dropped in addition to the murder charge.
Selman and two others were charged in the shooting death of Cameron McCarthy in November of 2015 in Burkburnett.
Selman was originally arrested only on the weapons charge but later indicted for murder.
The man police say was the triggerman, Charles Cornman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 50 years last September. As part of Cornman’s plea, murder charges against Teresa Billen were dismissed. Cornman told authorities Billen was not involved in the murder and he claimed responsibility for it.
10 other charges on Cornman were also dismissed. In November of 2015 McCarthy’s body was found wrapped in cloth and plastic in a Burkburnett home after a Texas Ranger contacted police.
Burk police say after that call, they put the house under surveillance and a car arrived at Cornman’s request to move the body.