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Charles Warner Execution

U.S. Justice -- Post Mortem Style

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

There's a big difference between the Russian Court that tried Sergei Magnitsky and the United States Supreme Court that agreed to hear the appeal of Charles Warner.

'It Feels Like Acid.' Charles Warner's Final Words Stir Execution Questions

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate executed amid a legal challenge over lethal injection began complaining about the effects on his body before...

Oklahoma Plays Torture Roulette With Lethal Injection

Cassy Stubbs | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Cassy Stubbs

The logical response to Clayton Lockett's bloody, pain-filled, unconstitutional execution in Oklahoma eight months ago would be to prevent such torture from happening again. But Oklahoma has another idea for its first execution since Lockett's.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Death Row Inmates Seek Emergency Stays Of Execution

AP | Posted 03.11.2015 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys on Friday asked a federal appeals court to delay the executions of four Oklahoma inmates while the court considers th...

Oklahoma Prisons Boss 'Confident' Inmate Will Be Properly Executed

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One week before a man's scheduled execution for killing a baby, the head of Oklahoma's prison system said he's confident in his...

Mom Doesn't Want Man Who Murdered Her Baby To Be Executed

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 11.03.2014 | Crime

The mother of an 11-month-old girl who was raped and murdered said she doesn't want her baby's killer put to death. Shonda Waller, of Oklahoma City...

Lawyers Request Execution Stay To Ensure 'Humane' Death For Inmate

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.09.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for an Oklahoma inmate who was to be put to death the same night as a botched execution asked the Oklahoma Court of C...

Oklahoma Prepares For First Double Execution In 80 Years

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney ...

State's Highest Court Deals Blow To Death-Row Inmates

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.24.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday. The move comes a day aft...

2 Executions Stayed By Okla. Court

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the executions of two death row inmates who have challenged the secre...

Death Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?

Adam Banner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.

State Could Execute Inmates With Combo That Left Man Gasping

AP | Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Facing a shortage of its traditional execution drugs, Oklahoma has revised its proc...

Oklahoma Lacks Drugs For Upcoming Executions

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE | Posted 03.17.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma does not have all of the lethal drugs necessary to carry out an execution set for this week, the state attorney genera...