The Norman Transcript

November 5, 2013

Arizona convict eligible for death penalty

Associated Press
The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE — A federal jury on Monday determined Arizona inmate John McCluskey is eligible for the death penalty for murdering an Oklahoma couple during his 2010 prison break.

The jury found McCluskey meets the necessary criteria for a death sentence for his conviction last month on capital murder, carjacking and other counts. The charges stemmed from the August 2010 kidnapping and killing of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, as they passed through New Mexico on an annual camping trip to Colorado.

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