Attorneys Seek To Spare McCurtain County Man From Execution

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 1:20 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Attorneys for a McCurtain County man scheduled to die Thursday for killing two campers in southern Oklahoma have filed a motion seeking to spare their client's life.

Attorneys for 32-year-old Michael P. DeLozier filed a motion for a stay of execution on Monday with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

DeLozier's attorneys contend they have new medical information on the impact that methamphetamine abuse had on DeLozier's brain at the time of the killings.

A McCurtain County jury convicted him of two counts of first-degree murder for the Sept. 24, 1995, shooting deaths of Paul Steven Morgan and Orville Lewis Bullard during a robbery of their campsite along the Glover River.

State prosecutors argue medical evidence about DeLozier's meth use already has been adjudicated by the court.