Chandler Man Accused In Stepdaughter's Death Gets Trial Date

Thursday, November 30th 2006, 8:16 am
By: News On 6

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) _ A man accused of killing his two-year-old stepdaughter will go to trial early next year.

Michael Lee Porter is accused of sexual abuse and first-degree murder in the October 2005 death of Kelsey Smith-Briggs. He has pleaded not guilty.

Lincoln County District Judge Paul Vassar set a February 12th start date for the high-profile case, which has led to reform legislation and lawsuits.

Porter hasn't asked for a change of venue and the deadline to make such a request has passed.

More than 60 people are listed as potential prosecution witnesses, while Porter's attorney listed 119 people as potential defense witnesses.