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  • 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 has not set a timeline for the review. The investigation could take months and it is not expected to be completed by next week. Oklahoma’s […]

  • How we got here: The events leading up to Oklahoma’s botched execution

    So what led up to the botched execution? How did Oklahoma get to this point? It began in Oklahoma’s Kay County 14 years ago. Kay County 2000 – It started in 2000 when Clayton Lockett was sentenced to death for the murder of Stephanie Neiman in Kay County. Lockett and two other men also kidnapped two of Neiman’s friends during a robbery. Lockett confessed to raping one of the women, shooting Neiman twice with a shotgun and ordered his two co-defendants […]

  • FOUND: Girl abducted from Oklahoma Walmart found safe

    UPDATE: The McAlester Police Department found Rebecca Vieney early Tuesday morning. Dispatchers said the 3-year-old girl is safe. Officials could not confirm if anyone was taken into custody in connection with the alleged abduction. MCALESTER, Okla. – Authorities are working with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety to find a 3-year-old girl who is in danger after she was taken from a grocery store. Rebecca Vieney was at Walmart in McAlester Thursday about 5:15 p.m. when police believe she was abducted by a […]

  • UPDATE: Stay of execution granted for convicted murderers

    UPDATE 4/21: A stay of execution for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner has been issued until final determination of all issues can be settled. Earlier today Lockett and Warner’s attorneys filed a renewed application for an emergency stay of execution with the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Lockett was scheduled to be executed Tuesday, using a drug cocktail that has never been used by the state. Lockett and Warner’s attorneys say they are glad the Oklahoma Supreme Court has issued the stay of […]

  • 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 Lockett using a new three-drug cocktail April 22. Warner is scheduled to die April 29. A few weeks ago an Oklahoma County Judge ruled in […]

  • 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 of drugs during a nationwide shortage of execution drugs. Officials said the shortage is because many drug manufacturers are based in European countries and do not support […]

  • Death row inmates’ execution dates pushed back because state lacks execution drug

    OKLAHOMA CITY: Two men suing the state to learn more about the drug that will be used to kill them have another month to live while the state decides how it will execute them. Clayton Lockett is now scheduled to be put to death April 22 and Charles Warner’s execution is slated for April 29. Lockett was originally scheduled to die Thursday and Warner was scheduled to be executed on March 27. Attorneys for the men originally asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal […]

  • Governor’s office releases estimates for property tax increase to fund school safety upgrades

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The office of Governor Mary Fallin released sample numbers today to give voters an estimate on how much their property taxes could increase if the school shelter and safety measure bill passes the senate. School districts would then have to propose a bond fitting the bill’s criteria and it would have to pass with a 60 percent approval. Click HERE to view sample numbers The release of the numbers comes after House Joint Resolution 1092 passed in […]

  • Death row inmates suing the state still denied stays of execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Two men on Oklahoma’s death row continue their fight to move their execution dates until more is known about the drug that will be used to kill them. Clayton Lockett, 38, and Charles Warner, 46, are challenging a state law allowing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections to keep its supplier of lethal injection drugs secret. After a dispute on which court is the proper venue to hear the case, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday […]

  • 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 attempt to keep the two alive while their lawsuit makes its way through the state court system. Both are scheduled to be put to death […]

  • Bricktown Shooting Suspect

    UPDATE: Police release photos of suspect in Bricktown shooting that killed bystander

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police say they are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a bystander outside a Bricktown club this weekend. Oklahoma City police say they were called to Club Social, at 119 E. California St., about 12:40 a.m. Saturday after learning about a possible shooting. When officers arrived, they found 30-year-old Zachary Bowie on the ground. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died. Witnesses say a man inside Club Social became angry and was […]

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