NORMAN, Okla. — Four men charged in connection with the first-degree murder of a 20-year-old OU student are set to appear in court this week.

On Wednesday, James Arion Smith, 18, Armani Ashanti Morgan, 20, Cody Eli Turbeville, 17, and Tyrek Ladarius Turner, 20, are set to appear before Judge Michael Tupper for a preliminary hearing. At the hearing, the state will have to show there is probable cause for the case to continue making its way through the court system.

According to a Norman police affidavit, at about 11 p.m. on April 30, Nathaniel Ewing and an unnamed victim were in a parking lot at 1852 E. Lindsey St.

Turner and Morgan, along with others, planned to rob Ewing and the other victim.

During the course of the robbery, Ewing was shot in the abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital and died April 24, the affidavit read.

All four men are being held on $3 million bond.

The following are people scheduled to appear in Cleveland County District Court:

• Dec. 6

A Noble man who faces several sexual assault allegations is set to appear in court this week.

On Wednesday, Brandon John Smith, 34, is set to appear before Judge Steve Stice for a preliminary hearing.

The hearing was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 30, but was rescheduled.

Oklahoma court records reveal two counts of first-degree rape and five counts of performing lewd acts with a child under 16 were filed against Smith in June. Smith has no previous criminal record. He is being held on $1 million bond.

• Dec. 8

A Moore woman charged with domestic assault and battery with a dangerous weapon is set to appear in court for a disposition hearing.

On Friday, Elizabeth Rosetta Anderson-Barrientos, 25, is set to appear before Judge Jeff Virgin. At the hearing, Anderson-Barrientos will be able to either enter a plea to the charges, get a new disposition date, or ask for a trial.

Oklahoma court records reveal Anderson-Barrientos posted $15,000 in March.


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