Testimony To Begin In Double Murder Trial

Thursday, October 11th 2007, 8:08 am
By: News On 6

A jury has been seated in the trial of a Tulsa newspaper carrier accused of murdering two of his customers. Paul Williford is already serving a life sentence for the attempted murder of a 75-year-old Tulsa woman. Court records show Williford nearly choked that woman to death but was scared away when the victim's granddaughter showed up unexpectedly.

After his arrest, Williford confessed to Tulsa Police to murdering two other elderly women, but pleaded not guilty to the charges. Williford is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of 75-year-old Geraldine Lawhorn and 73-year-old Donna Jo Stauffer.

Jury selection in the case in Tulsa County District Court began earlier this week and testimony is expected to begin on Thursday.

Watch the video: Former Paper Carrier Accused Of Murder Returns To Court

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