The Norman Transcript

September 9, 2013

Murder trial opens Wednesday in Lexington drive-by shooting

Jury selection begins this afternoon

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Jury selection is expected to begin Wednesday in District Judge Tracy Schumacher’s courtroom in the first degree murder trial of Russell Lee Blackwood of Purcell.

He is accused of shooting Gary Norton Sr. to death on Easter Sunday 2012. Prosecutors allege Blackwood fired a pistol at Norton’s Lexington home in a drive-by shooting.

Norton, 55, died of a gunshot wound to the head. Jury selection began at 12:30 p.m. and will continue at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.