LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Eight people are now charged in Oklahoma County following a violent murder and cover up.
For the first time court records are now spelling out an apparent motive for the killing.
A charred piece of land in Logan County is where the body of 38-year-old Shawn Masters turned up following a grass fire in late January.
The grisly murder actually took place a home near downtown Oklahoma City.
According to court records, Angel Munoz and Brandy Hanson got arrested for driving a stolen car and were “upset at Masters for not telling them the car was stolen.”
Munoz is accused of contacting her boyfriend at McAlester prison named Jessie Dalton.
Dalton allegedly told Munoz he would send someone over to take care of Masters.
Two men, Tyson Lott and Quentin Goodwin then allegedly showed up and beat Masters with a baseball bat and wooden board.
“I mean that’s outrageous. That’s terrible,” said neighbor Jewel Coffey.
“I just can’t believe it. It’s hard to believe,” said neighbor Gary Fields.
Eventually Munoz and Hanson allegedly stuffed Masters into a large garbage bin and repeatedly stabbed and choked the man again.
Hanson told prosecutors, “Masters looked like a ‘pretzel’ when the beating ended.”
Prosecutors claim Munoz’s brother John Worchester helped clean up the mess.
After renting a UHaul, Johnny Snow and Twila Wise are accused of helping set fire to Masters body.
“This is real evil,” said Munoz’s uncle John Dunger. “I can’t imagine what he had to go through. I’m just shocked. I don’t even know what to say.”
John says he’s sickened his niece would commit such a violent crime and feels sorry for the victim’s family.
Court records claim the two suspects who actually beat Masters were given a half ounce of meth as payment.
Four of the suspects have been arrested in Logan County.
Arrest warrants have been issued for the other four.