Murder defendant claims ``pain and suffering''

Thursday, April 12th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- A man accused of killing and dismembering a 13-year-old boy wants at least ten-thousand dollars for pain and suffering while in the Tulsa jail.

Wayne Garrison claims he was placed in solitary confinement without a hearing.

Prosecutor Fred Morgan says the claim is a hoop to jump through before suing a governmental agency such as the county.

Garrison's attorney says there is no intention to sue.

Garrison is accused of killing and dismembering the body 13-year-old Justin Wiles of Tulsa in 1989.

His trial began last week but lasted just one day. A mistrial was declared when the defense said a witness would be unavailable because of medical problems.