#On Death Row

Oklahoma need not delay planned executions, judge rules

Oct 21 (Reuters) - Oklahoma need not delay a planned resumption of executions set for this week while a court case challenging the state's three-drug protocol for killing condemned inmates is adjudicated, a federal judge ruled on Monday. Judge Stephen Friot of the U.S. District Court for the Western District...
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Group rallies in support of Julius Jones after clemency hearing was rescheduled

OKLAHOMA CITY — Authorities announced Monday that Oklahoma death row inmate Julius Jones' clemency hearing has been pushed back and rescheduled for next week. The hearing before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board will now be held Monday, Nov. 1. The news was announced after a U.S. District judge denied a stay of execution request for five Oklahoma death row inmates, including Jones.
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Oklahoma 'prepared' as death row inmates appeal executions

Oklahoma’s prison director said the state is ready to conduct its first execution in nearly seven years. Scott Crow, director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, said Tuesday the agency is prepared for Thursday’s scheduled lethal injection that would be the first after problems with executions in 2014 and 2015 led to a moratorium.
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Oklahoma's first execution since 2015 set for Thursday

Oklahoma’s first execution since January 2015 is set for Thursday, pending any last-minute action. John Marion Grant, 60, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Grant received a death sentence for the 1998 killing of Gay Carter, a 58-year-old prison cafeteria worker, at...

Federal Judge Rejects Execution Stay Request For 5 Death Row Inmates In Oklahoma

A federal judge rejected the execution stay request for five Oklahoma death row inmates. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot from the Western District of Oklahoma has ruled scheduled executions for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, will move forward while a challenge to the state’s execution protocol continues. An appeal is likely to happen soon.

Clemency hearing for Oklahoma death row inmate cancelled until further notice

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KOKH) — A clemency hearing for an inmate on Oklahoma's death row has been "cancelled until further notice," according to the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole website. Bigler Stouffer was originally scheduled for a clemency hearing on Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear why the hearing was changed. The...

Judge denies execution stays for Julius Jones, 4 other inmates

An Oklahoma City federal judge on Monday denied Julius Jones and four other inmates execution stays. The decision came just three days before the first execution is scheduled to be carried out. The inmates immediately appealed. "The Supreme Court has made it clear that the state's interest in timely enforcement...

Federal Judge To Decide On Stay Of Execution For 5 Death Row Inmates

Developing Monday in federal court, a judge will decide whether to delay Oklahoma's first execution since 2015. Five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, are asking for a stay. This comes just days before John Grant's lethal injection on Thursday, the first planned execution in the state in more than...

Federal judge declines stay for 5 Oklahoma death row prisoners

Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A federal judge has declined to issues stays of execution for five Oklahoma death row prisoners. The Monday ruling means that Oklahoma is set to carry out its first execution in six years on Thursday, that of John Grant, 60. The other four inmates named in the request for a stay were Julius Jones (Nov. 18), Donald Grant (Jan. 27), Gilbert Postelle (Feb. 17) and Wade Lay (Jan. 6).