McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors in Oklahoma will seek the death penalty for a Texas man accused of fatally stabbing a trucker.
Clint Edward Baker of Crockett, Texas, faces trial next month for the killing of Todd Eugene Rich of Thousand Oaks, California.
Rich's body was found March 17th, 2007, on a road near Bugtussle, Oklahoma.
Defense attorneys sought to dismiss the bill of particulars, which would allow death to be included as a punishment if Baker is convicted of first-degree murder.
A judge in McAlester, Oklahoma, enied that motion, along with one seeking to exclude testimony from jail informants.
Authorities say Rich was beaten and his throat was slashed.
Baker was arrested two weeks later in Wyoming. http://www.kxan.com/Global/story.asp?S=8751138