Tulsa district attorney not pursuing death penalty in deadly Best Buy shooting case

TULSA - Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris says his office is ready to head to trial in the case against two men accused in a double fatal shooting that happened in July of 2012.

Jeremy Foster and Willie Wise were back in a Tulsa County Courthouse Thursday morning. The men face first degree murder charges.

Foster and Wise are suspected of shooting two people at a crowded midtown Tulsa Best Buy store.

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One of those victims was the intended target. The other was innocent bystander Graydon Brown. Members of his family were in court for Thursday's hearing.

Harris told the judge he will not seek the death penalty against the men. He told 2NEWS he looked at the strength of the evidence and decided to pursue a conviction of life without parole.

In a surprise move, Foster's attorney announced he would no longer be representing him in the case. The judge has now given Foster time to find a new lawyer.

Foster and Wise will be tried together. Both will be back in court May 2. Harris hopes the case will go to trial before the new year.

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