Death Row Inmate Executed in Tulsa Homicide

May 2, 2012

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been put to death in connection with an armed robbery nearly 37 years ago.

Michael Selsor was executed Tuesday for the shooting death of 55-year-old Clayton Chandler, a Tulsa convenience store manager.

Selsor was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday after he was given a dose of lethal drugs at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

Selsor's execution ends more than three decades of legal proceedings in which Selsor was twice convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die for killing 55-year-old Clayton Chandler on Sept. 15, 1975.

Chandler was shot eight times during an armed robbery in which the thieves got away with a little more than $500. Selsor and Richard Dodson were arrested a week after Chandler's death in Santa Barbara, Calif., where a car with Oklahoma tags had been spotted.