Convicted murderer granted stay of execution

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Charles Warner

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma officials issued a stay of execution for a convicted murderer.

Charles Warner’s execution was originally scheduled to take place on April 29, the same day as Clayton Lockett’s execution.

Warner’s execution was eventually stayed and scheduled for November 13, after problems arose during Lockett’s execution.

Earlier this month, the Oklahoma Attorney General requested a delay in the execution of Warner.

Department of Corrections officials said they do not currently have the drugs necessary for the execution, they do not have commitments from medical personnel needed for the execution and the new training procedures will not be completed by Nov. 13.

“The additional requested time for all three executions will allow ODOC sufficient time in which to obtain the necessary drugs and medical personnel and to fully and thoroughly train each member of the new execution tea. The additional time will allow ODOC to address any unanticipated contingencies that arise which could impact training such as scheduling issues for the new execution team members. Simply stated, steps remain and continued work is necessary to ensure the State is ready and adequately trained to incorporate all recommendations as contained in the report of Commissioner Thompson,the report states.

The stay was granted and Warner’s execution has been rescheduled for January 15, 2015.

In 2003 Warner was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1997 rape and murder of his roommate’s 11-month-old daughter, Adriana Waller, in Oklahoma County.

Richard Glossip’s execution was rescheduled for Jan. 29 and John Grant’s execution will be held on Feb. 19.

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