• Death penalty protestors gather at State Capitol to keep movement alive

    OKLAHOMA  – Efforts against the death penalty after the state’s last botched execution continue at the State Capitol. Leaders of the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, local churches, NAACP and ACLU gathered at the Capitol Sunday in hopes to reach state leaders as they reconsider the state’s execution policies. After last month’s botched execution […]

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    Missouri inmate asking officials to record his execution

    MISSOURI - The next U.S. prisoner scheduled to be executed is asking Missouri prison officials to let a videographer record his lethal injection.

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    NBC News: Oklahoma’s botched execution hasn’t changed public support of death penalty

    The recent badly botched execution of a death row inmate hasn’t chipped away at the public’s support of the death penalty. Of the 800 people NBC recently surveyed, 59 percent said they favored the death penalty. In fact, two-thirds of those people said if the injection method were to go away, they’d support executions by […]

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    Update: Texas inmate granted stay of execution, cites botched Oklahoma execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (CNN) — A federal appeals court has stayed the Texas execution of a convicted rapist and murderer, saying that his defense team should have more time to make their case that Campbell is intellectually disabled. Robert James Campbell’s execution had been scheduled for Tuesday. It would have been the first execution in the […]

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    Flashpoint: Gov. Mary Fallin talks execution, budget and museum

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Sunday’s Flashpoint, the crew welcomed Gov. Mary Fallin to the roundtable to discuss several issues with the legislature and the budget. Kicking off the show, Gov. Fallin opened up about the attention on the state’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett. She also spoke about several other issues that are currently floating […]

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    Dorman calls for OSBI to investigate botched execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY  –  Saying Oklahoma “cannot be the laughing stock of the United States,” State Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Dist. 65) called on Governor Fallin Thursday to put the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) in charge of investigating last week’s botched execution of death row inmate Clayton Lockett – not the Department of Public Safety […]

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    Update: Oklahoma court grants death row inmate Warner 6-month stay of execution

    UPDATE: The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the state’s next death row inmate a six-month stay of execution Thursday. Charles Warner’s new execution date is Nov. 13. If the investigation into the Dept. of Corrections’ execution protocols is not complete by then, officials will revisit Warner’s execution date. Warner’s attorneys Susanna Gattoni and Seth Day […]

  • Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner, right, are suing the state over its lethal injection process.

    Gov. Fallin: Next inmate will not be executed until lethal injection review is complete

    UPDATE:  Oklahoma’s governor is addressing concerns Oklahoma’s next death row inmate, Charles Warner, could be executed next week, just 14 days after Clayton Lockett’s botched lethal injection. Alex Weintz, a spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin, told KFOR-TV today no executions will take place while the Oklahoma Department of Correction’s execution protocol is being reviewed. The governor […]

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    U.N. condemns Oklahoma execution as “degrading,” president orders analysis of execution policy

    WASHINGTON – Three days after an Oklahoma man was put to death, the White House is addressing concerns regarding the country’s death penalty. On Friday, President Obama addressed some of those concerns after the United Nations condemned Clayton Lockett’s execution. The United Nations said his death could amount to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment according […]

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    Jurors for Clayton Lockett’s trial remember disturbing taped confession

    PERRY, Okla. – Jurors and the town of Perry remember Clayton Lockett’s trial like it was yesterday. They were horrified as details of what he did were unfolding in front of them. The most disturbing was his taped confession. It’s the first thing jurors saw as his trial began. A 23-year-old Clayton Lockett is an […]

  • Victim impact statements released in Lockett case

    PERRY, Okla. – June 3, 1999 was a gruesome night for Stephanie Neiman and her two friends. Stephanie’s parents will remember that tragic day for the rest of their lives. At the trial, Stephanie’s parents, Susie and Steve, submitted an agonizing letter to the jury. They wrote, “Every day we are left with the horrific images […]