Allen Shaw and Randy Sander face charges of murder and arson

Allen Shaw, on the left, and Randy Sander, on the right, appear in mugshots after allegedly burning a tenant’s house to the ground and killing her on March 2, 2023 in McCurtain County, Okla. (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)

Authorities in Oklahoma say a landlord and a friend set a house on fire over unpaid rent, killing Dannette Marie Stowe, 43, who burned to death along with two of her beloved dogs.

Allen Shaw, 89, and Randy Sander, 65, each stand accused of one count of murder in the second degree and arson in the second degree over the incident near Idabel on March 2, according to a press release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Idabel is located roughly an hour west-northwest of Paris, Texas.

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