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    OK Attorney General requests stay for Oklahoma death row inmates

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s future executions are in limbo. Earlier today, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt requested stays of execution for three death row inmates while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the lethal injection policy in Oklahoma. Scott Pruitt is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for the stays of execution rather than Oklahoma’s governor because […]

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    Oklahoma inmate said his ‘body was on fire’ prior to being executed for 1997 murder and rape

    McALESTER, Okla.– The state of Oklahoma completed its first execution, Thursday night, since the botched lethal injection of a death row inmate last April. Charles Frederick Warner was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. The man convicted of raping and killing 11-month-old Adrianna Waller in 1997 was put to death on Thursday after the Supreme Court denied Warner’s appeal. One of […]

  • Oklahoma inmate Charles Warner has been put to death for 1997 murder and rape of infant

    UPDATE: 1/15/15 7:33 p.m.  The Department of Corrections confirms Oklahoma inmate Charles Frederick Warner has been executed at 7:28 p.m.   UPDATE: 1/15/15 6:20PM. The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Charles Frederick Warner clearing the way for the execution to proceed. Four justices dissented — Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.  Writing for […]

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    Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nears

    (CNN) — Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day. The last one was Clayton Lockett‘s. “I’ve seen it on TV,” says Glossip, 51, in a telephone call […]

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    UPDATE: Court’s decision allows Oklahoma to move forward with scheduled execution

    UPDATE:  21 Oklahoma inmates on death row are still trying to stop their executions, including one man who is scheduled to die later this week. The group filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. They were seeking an injunction to stop their executions until a district court could rule on the allegations. […]

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    Two-hour Arizona execution followed correct protocol, says independent report

    (CNN) — An independent report released Monday into the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood revealed the state’s Department of Corrections followed protocol. “This independent review concluded that at all times following the administration of the execution protocol, the inmate was fully sedated, was totally unresponsive to stimuli, and as a result did not suffer,” […]

  • Judge prepares to make decision in stopping Oklahoma executions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony wrapping up today inside a federal courtroom as a judge prepares to make a decision in stopping Oklahoma executions. Today, the court mainly heard about what went wrong in the execution chamber. One paramedic told investigators, “Black people have smaller veins than white people.” The paramedic was saying that’s one reason […]

  • Testimony continues in push to halt executions in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony continued Thursday in the effort to temporarily stop all executions in Oklahoma. Twenty-one death row inmates are suing the state after the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett back in April. There’s continued controversy behind the drug cocktail. A big part of witness testimony Thursday was the drug used to sedate […]

  • Oklahoma death row inmates ask judge to halt punishment after botched execution

    OKLAHOMA– 21 death row inmates are asking a judge to halt their punishment, following the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett last April. Lockett was sentenced to die for the 1999 murder of Stephanie Nieman. The inmates are suing the state, saying Oklahoma’s execution procedures are nothing short of cruel and unusual punishment. Now, a […]

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    2014: Year In Review

    (CNN) — Here is a look back at the events of 2014, so far. Notable U.S. Events: January 1 – Colorado legalizes the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes. January 1 – The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act goes into effect. January 6 – The Senate votes to confirm Janet Yellen as the […]

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    Perine, Hill, and Ogbah Honored By Big 12 Football Coaches

    Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine, Oklahoma State running back Tyreek Hill, and his teammate defensive lineman Emmanul Ogbah were all honored by the Big 12 coaches on Wednesday when the postseason honors were announced. Perine is the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, while Hill is the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year. Ogbah was […]