Death penalty sought in Oklahoma double killing

POTEAU — Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a Muldrow man charged in the shooting death of his parents.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: May 18, 2012
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POTEAU — Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a Muldrow man charged in the shooting death of his parents.

Kevin Statham was arraigned this week on two counts of first-degree murder and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He's charged in the July shooting deaths of Helen and Paul Statham.

A local newspaper reports that Statham said nothing during his brief court appearance. A judge entered a not-guilty plea on Statham's behalf.

Statham is being held without bond. Judge Jon Sullivan scheduled an Oct. 29 jury trial.

Statham was arrested in North Dakota shortly after the shooting deaths. He was brought back to Oklahoma in October to face the charges.

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