An Oklahoma killer who was first given the death penalty 36 years ago moved a step closer Monday to execution.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined without comment to hear an appeal from Michael B. Selsor, who was convicted of killing a Tulsa convenience store clerk in 1975.
Selsor was given the death penalty for killing Clayton Chandler in January 1976, but Oklahoma's death penalty law was ruled unconstitutional a year later. Selsor, 57, was tried again in 1998 and received the death penalty under the revised capital punishment statute. His state and federal appeals have been unsuccessful.
(source: The Oklahoman)