Death row inmate seeks relief in De Queen slayings
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Oklahoma man convicted in 2005 of killing two women at a De Queen cemetery monument company wants the Arkansas Supreme Court to grant him a new trial.
Death-row inmate Mickey Dale Thomas wants the high court to order a new proceeding on grounds that his lawyer should have objected to the trial being moved to another county and for not questioning a police lieutenant. Arguments before the Arkansas Supreme Court were set for Thursday.
Lawyers for the state argue the petition does not have merit.
The 39-year-old Broken Bow, Okla., man was convicted of killing 46-year-old Mona Lee Shelton and 45-year-old Donna Marie Cary.
Prosecutors in Oklahoma accused Thomas in the death of a Broken Bow woman, Geraldine Jones, who was killed two days before the De Queen slayings.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.