Oklahoma death row inmates seek to reopen lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Although it has been five years since Oklahoma performed its last execution, state leaders say they are preparing to start the process in the coming months. However, some inmates say the state is far from ready. In 2014, the State of Oklahoma executed Clayton Lockett for killing 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman in 1999. The […]

State leaders: Oklahoma has plan to resume lethal injections for death row inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – It has been five years since Oklahoma performed its last execution, but state leaders say they have plans in place that will allow executions of death row inmates to resume. Executions were placed on hold after a pair of botched executions took place several years ago. In 2014, the State of […]

UPDATE: Inmates expected to ask for second delay in execution

UPDATE:  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt spoke Thursday about the new lethal injection drugs the state will use in upcoming executions. Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are expected to ask for a second delay in execution because their attorneys do not feel they know enough about the lethal drug combination that will be used to […]

State acquires new lethal injection cocktail

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Attorney General’s Office confirms the state has acquired the drugs needed to execute two Oklahoma death row inmates this month. Clayton Lockett is scheduled to die on April 22.  Charles Warner is scheduled to die April 29. Their executions were supposed to happen in March, but the state rescheduled the lethal injections […]

UPDATE: Court denies stay of execution requests for inmates questioning death drugs

UPDATE 4/09/14: The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied Grant Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner stays of execution request. Wednesday morning the court stated it could not stop the executions because the men are not challenging their convictions, but rather the drugs that will be used to execute them. The state says it will execute […]

Five new ways to die in Oklahoma during execution drug shortage

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Department of Corrections can now use five different methods to carry out lethal injections. The new protocol comes after the state announced last week it could not get two of the three drugs it needs to kill Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer. Adopting the new methods allows the ODOC  to use wider array […]

Oklahoma has found a manufactured source of lethal injection drug

Oklahoma City, Okla. -Oklahoma has found a manufactured source of Vecuronium Brombide, one of the drugs used in lethal injections. The Attorney General says the state already obtained Midazolam and Potassium Chloride from manufacturing companies. However, the third drug that stops respiration, Vecuronium Bromide, was unavailable through a manufacturer source until now. The state is protecting the name […]

UPDATE: Judge denies clemency for Oklahoma man on death row

UPDATED 12:09 p.m. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-1 to deny clemency for Clayton Lockett, who confessed to shooting and burying alive a teenager in Perry in 1999. Lockett has been on death row for more than a decade for the 1999 murder of Stephanie Neiman, whom Lockett shot twice and buried alive. […]

Death row inmates raise concerns; gets execution date pushed back

OKLAHOMA – A new article raises ethical concerns about Oklahoma’s search for execution drugs, as well as the state’s law that conceals the source and reliability of the drugs – pentobarbital and vecuronium bromide. The Colorado Independent claims state officials once bought 20 rounds of pentobarbital for $40,000, with a check from a petty cash […]

Judge denies stay of execution for inmates questioning lethal injection drug

OKLAHOMA CITY – Execution preparations will continue for two convicted murderers currently suing the state over its lethal injection process. Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish did not grant a restraining order to halt executions for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner during a hearing today. Attorneys for the inmates filed the restraining order in an […]

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