The Norman Transcript

September 12, 2013

Jury seated in Blackwood trial

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — A jury of six men and six women were selected Thursday afternoon in Cleveland County District Court for the trial of Russell Lee Blackwood, 41, of Purcell.

Blackwood was charged with murder in 2012 conjointly with Richard Dean Lansdale, 38, also of Purcell. The two are accused of shooting Gary Norton Sr. to death in his Lexington home in a drive-by shooting. Norton, 55, died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Jury selection began on Wednesday