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Edmond man pleads guilty to killing Bicycle Bob

Connor Mason entered a guilty plea Wednesday in the death of Dwite Morgan, 54, who was beaten and stabbed to death in October 2009. Morgan was also known as Bicycle Bob.
by Tim Willert Modified: May 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm •  Published: May 16, 2012

An Edmond man pleaded guilty Wednesday to killing a well-known homeless man known as Bicycle Bob.

With his mother seated nearby, Connor Adam Mason, 21, entered his plea before Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry D. Bass.

The judge will decide whether Mason is sentenced to life or life without the possibility of parole. Sentencing has been set for Sept. 6.

Mason stood quietly in front of the judge and did not answer questions outside of court. His mother also declined to comment.

The victim, Dwite Morgan, 54, was beaten and stabbed to death in an Edmond alley in October 2009.

Mason was charged with first-degree murder in January 2010. His often-delayed trial was scheduled to begin May 21.

“He's incredibly remorseful,” said Shawn Jefferson, Mason's attorney. “It was clear to him that this was the right and correct thing to do.”

District Attorney David Prater declined to comment.

In a police interview, Mason denied killing Morgan. Friends told police Mason bragged about the killing and even showed off the victim's severed finger.

Friends also told police Mason admired serial killers. His friends said he was a fan of “Dexter,” a television series about a fictional serial killer.

Mason's attorney disclosed Wednesday that his client underwent a religious conversion in jail and is now “a man of faith.”

“He's a very different kid than when I first met him,” the attorney said.

Morgan had been homeless for years and was liked by many in Edmond. He was stabbed repeatedly with a knife and hit with a hammer at his outdoor sleeping spot in an alley near downtown Edmond late Oct. 17 or early Oct. 18, 2009.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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