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January trial set for man accused of killing Caruthersville officer

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Deonta Jamarr Williamson (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office) Deonta Jamarr Williamson (Source: Pemiscot Co. Sheriff's Office)
Officer Evan Burns Officer Evan Burns
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A man accused of killing a Caruthersville police officer will go to trial in January.

Deonta Williamson faces several charges including first-degree murder in the August 2011 death of Evan Burns.

The case has been moved to St. Charles County on a change of venue request.

Investigators say Williamson got into a fight at his parents' home in O'Fallon, Missouri. He is accused of assaulting his dad, setting fire to the garage and taking off in his parents' vehicle.

Investigators say Williamson used that vehicle to ram into Burns patrol car, killing him.

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