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Michael DeLozier - Oklahoma Death Row - Scheduled Execution
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Start : Thursday 9 July 2009, 22:00
End : Thursday 9 July 2009, 22:00

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Michael DeLozier - Oklahoma Death Row - Execution set for July 9,, 2009

Victims: Paul Morgan, Orville Bullard

The Crime: DeLozier was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 killing of 54-year-old Paul Morgan and 60-year-old Orville Bullard during a robbery of their camp site along Glover River. The victims bodies were then burned.

News:
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) A man convicted of the 1995 slayings of two campers in southern Oklahoma whose bodies were burned beyond recognition was put to death Thursday.

Michael P. DeLozier was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

DeLozier was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the Sept. 24, 1995, deaths of Orville Lewis Bullard, 60, and Paul Steven Morgan, 54, whose charred remains were found by Morgan's wife at a campsite along the Glover River in southern Oklahoma.

According to court documents, DeLozier, 32, and two others ambushed Morgan and Bullard, firing shots from a .22-caliber rifle and a shotgun and then stealing a pickup truck, a generator and other camping equipment. DeLozier then set fire to the camp, prosecutors say.

DeLozier was the third inmate put to death in Oklahoma this year. No other executions are scheduled in the state.

Before the execution, DeLozier's attorney released a statement in which DeLozier admitted killing the two men and apologized to the victims' families.

"I cannot wait to finish paying this debt I owe so I can apologize to the souls of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Bullard, and ask them to forgive me for my taking their lives," DeLozier wrote. "To the families of my victims all I can say is I'm sorry for the pain I've caused you. I hope my death will bring you some peace."

His lawyers had asked the appeals court for a stay of execution and a new evidentiary hearing. They argued that a medical expert had new evidence that shows years of methamphetamine abuse by DeLozier affected his brain and that his trial attorney never presented that information to the jury that sentenced him to death.

But the court denied the request Thursday and said that evidence might have even hindered efforts to get a life sentence for the McCurtain County man.

"The evidence that methamphetamine use creates a greater risk for violence could also create a devastating effect on a jury, making it easier for the jury to believe that DeLozier was a continuing threat to society," the appeals court wrote in an eight-page decision.


Last Meal:
T-bone steak, french fries and a large salad
Final Statement:
"I cannot wait to finish paying this debt I owe so I can apologize to the souls of Mr. Morgan and Mr. Bullard, and ask them to forgive me for my taking their lives," DeLozier wrote. "To the families of my victims all I can say is I'm sorry for the pain I've caused you. I hope my death will bring you some peace."


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