Execution date set for killer

Wednesday, January 19th 2005, 2:38 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Court of Criminal Appeals Wednesday set a March 15th execution date for convicted killer Jimmy Ray Slaughter.

Slaughter is to be put to death for the July 1991 murders of his ex-girlfriend, Melody Sue Wuertz, and their 1-year-old daughter, Jessica Wuertz, in the Wuertz's home in Edmond.

Melody Wuertz was shot in the head and neck and stabbed numerous times. Jessica Wuertz was shot in the head.

Prosecutors say Slaughter killed the two after arguing with Melody Wuertz about child support payments.

Slaughter says he was in Kansas at the time of the killings.