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Armstrong County man, his girlfriend charged with killing man's father

July 15, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

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George Edward Burdette III

SUGARCREEK TWP, Armstrong County — A man and his girlfriend have been charged with criminal homicide following the death of the man's father Wednesday, according to state police.

George Edward Burdette III, 30, allegedly killed his father, George Edward Burdette Jr., 58, following an argument at a trailer on Little Road, according to a police report.

The criminal complaint stated that state police were called to investigate a mobile home fire on Little Road, and were told that Burdette Jr., Burdette III and his girlfriend, Cheyanna Lebaron, 29, were unaccounted for.

Burdette Jr. was reported missing on Thursday and on Friday state police learned Burdette III had sold a firearm to a relative despite being a felon and not allowed to possess a firearm, according to the report.

Burdette III and Lebaron were brought to a police station for questioning. Lebaron told police that Burdette III threw a cup of bleach in his father's face and hit him on the head with a baseball bat, killing him, according to the complaint.

The report also stated that Lebaron told police she aided Burdette III in disposing of Burdette Jr.'s body about 1.6 miles from the scene in a wooded area along Burns Hill Road in Sugarcreek Township.

On Saturday, Lebaron was charged with criminal homicide in the case and taken into custody. She was arraigned and placed in the Armstrong County Jail.

Burdette Jr.'s body was located by investigators about 100 feet from the road. It was wrapped in a tarp.

Burdette III is in the Armstrong County Prison, where he is being held without bail.

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