Prosecutors seek death penalty in Cushing slaying

By: From Wire Reports, Stillwater News Press
By: From Wire Reports, Stillwater News Press

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) - Prosecutors say they're seeking the death penalty against two men accused of stabbing a Cushing woman to death.

The Payne County District Attorney's Office filed two bills of particular Wednesday arguing for the death penalty for Justin Allen Kelley and Denny Sisney. Both men are charged with first-degree murder in the death of 32-year-old Amber Nicole Sporleder.

Both men appeared in court Wednesday without legal counsel. The Stillwater NewsPress reports a June 5 hearing was set for the men to appear in court with defense attorneys.

Prosecutors allege that the men lured Sporleder to an isolated area northeast of Cushing then stabbed her in the neck with a knife. Authorities say Sporleder bled to death.

Court documents filed by prosecutors say both defendants have prior convictions for violent offenses.

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