CL Johnson, 27, of Muskogee was charged today with first-degree murder in a 2011 case where a two-year-old boy was shot in the face and killed.
On Dec. 21, 2011, Ezzard Onebear, now 25, shot the little boy instead of Cassandra Logan, who was his target. He was convicted in 2016 of second-degree murder and is currently in prison.
The charges against Johnson allege that he offered Onebear money to shoot Logan, then provided him with a firearm, drove him to the residence to show him where to kill her, then drove him to a location nearby, where he dropped him off. After the baby was murdered, Johnson is alleged to have picked Onebear up and helped him flee the scene, then retrieving the firearm from him.
“We have been working on this case for quite some time,” District Attorney Orvil Loge said today. “We are glad we were finally able to file.”
Johnson is currently serving time for drug trafficking, possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony and child neglect.
Johnson is now charged with first-degree murder, or in the alternative, accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.