The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday set May 1 as the execution
date for death row inmate Michael Bascum Selsor in connection with a 1975 Tulsa
Selsor, 57, was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1st-degree murder of
55-year-old Clayton Chandler on Sept. 15, 1975.
Chandler suffered 6 gunshot wounds and was killed during a robbery of a Tulsa
In 1976, Selsor was tried by a jury and sentenced to death. Later that same
year, Oklahoma's death penalty was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme
Court and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals adjusted Selsor's sentence to
In 1996, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Selsor's conviction.
During a retrial in 1998, Selsor was again convicted of first-degree murder and
sentenced to death.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt requested the execution date on Feb. 21
after the U.S. Supreme Court denied Selsor's final appeal, according to a press
release sent Friday by Pruitt's office.
(source: Tulsa World)