The Edmond Sun

October 26, 2012

Judge delays sentencing in 'Bicycle Bob' death

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Sentencing has been delayed until Nov. 29 for the remaining defendant arrested in the death of Dwite Morgan.

Connor Mason, 22, of Edmond, was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Oklahoma County District Court Judge Jerry Bass continued the hearing at the defendant’s request, according to the Oklahoma State Courts Network online database.

In May, Mason changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on a first-degree murder charge in Morgan’s death. During that court appearance, the judge explained that by entering a “blind plea” of guilty he would determine if Mason would receive life or life without parole. The judge explained that under a life sentence Mason would not be eligible for parole until he had served 38 years, three months in prison.

Morgan was affectionately known around Edmond as “Bicycle Bob,” because he was often seen riding. Prosecutors said Mason used a knife to kill Morgan in October 2009 near the railroad tracks in downtown Edmond.

In court, Mason admitted to killing Morgan.