Murder charges dropped or reduced for 3 in Goddard case

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ARDMORE, Okla. -- There are new developments in the murder case of Ardmore man Steven Paul Goddard.

Carter County District Attorney Craig Ladd dropped first degree murder charges against Bruce Booker based on exculpatory evidence through witness testimony.

Christy Richards took the witness stand Thursday and said that Booker was a bystander when the beating occurred.

First degree murder charges against the two juveniles, Alex Scallion and Sha'ron Fields, were reportedly reduced to manslaughter charges.

The hearing is set to resume on December 11.

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