The Norman Transcript

July 10, 2013

Prosecutors seeking death penalty in Wynnewood slaying


The Associated Press

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’re seeking the death penalty for a Wynnewood man charged in the beating death of an 84-year-old man.

Prosecutors filed a bill of particulars for 42-year-old Martin High in the September 2011 death of Glenn Brownlee. Authorities say Brownlee was found in a pool of blood in his Wynnewood home on Sept. 29, 2011. Wynnewood police say Brownlee died from severe head trauma.

The Pauls Valley Daily Democrat reports that defense attorneys are asking a judge to not allow into evidence statements that High made to police. The defense argues that High “involuntarily and unknowingly” made the statements to police.

On Monday, a judge in Garvin County scheduled a hearing for Aug. 5 on pending motions in the case. Trial is set for Sept. 9.