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...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled Monday the state can move forward with scheduled lethal injections for five death row inmates, including Julius Jones, whose case has drawn international attention and who is scheduled to die on Nov. 28. Judge Stephen Friot denied a motion for...
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’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.
In a matter of days, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections will resume executions for the first time in more than five years.
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...
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.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot has denied a stay of execution for five Oklahoma death row inmates after their lawyers requested their execution dates be pushed back. John Grant, Julius Jones, Gilbert Postelle and Wade Lay’s requests were all denied. This ruling means that the state...
It's been six years since the state of Oklahoma has executed someone. The state has put executions on hold since 2015 after killing Charles Warner with a three-drug cocktail. An autopsy report noted that the state botched the process by used the wrong drug to kill Warner, who was convicted of raping and killing a baby.
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A federal judge says Oklahoma's first execution in more than six years can go on as scheduled this Thursday. However, five death row inmates are appealing that decision. Attorneys for the five inmates are now asking the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to halt the executions due to the legal challenge against the state's lethal injection procedures.
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...
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...
Attorneys for Julius Jones, Donald Grant, John Grant and Gilbert Postelle are all looking to force the state to hold off on the scheduled execution dates for their clients.
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...
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).