US Supreme Court rejects stay of Oklahoma Execution

Apr 28, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an Oklahoma death row inmate's request for a stay of execution.

The nation's highest court handed down the decision Friday in the case of 57-year-old Michael Selsor. The inmate is to be executed Tuesday for the shooting death of 55-year-old Tulsa convenience store clerk Clayton Chandler during a robbery 37 years ago.

An order says the request for a stay presented by defense attorneys to Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was rejected by the high court.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 on April 16 against recommending commuting Selsor's death sentence to life in prison without parole.