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Oklahoma Death Penalty

Death Row Inmates Sue Over Oklahoma's Controversial Execution Methods

AP | By SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — By tinkering with Oklahoma's lethal injection procedures, prison officials are experimenting on death row inmates and violating...

What Is Gained From the Death Penalty?

Andrew Rice | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Andrew Rice

When a Navy SEAL killed the man responsible for the murder of my brother, I was satisfied. But I would have been equally content had he been taken out of that compound in Pakistan in handcuffs and spent the rest of his life sitting in a cell.

The Death Penalty Must Go

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Until we have a full-proof justice system that treats everyone equally under the law, we cannot falsely believe that everyone executed is in fact guilty. The process itself is cruel and in one of the most modern countries on the planet, there is simply no place for it.

GOP Lawmaker Doesn't Care If The Death Penalty Involves 'Being Fed To The Lions'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

Days after his state bungled the execution of a death row inmate, Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Christian (R) appeared to be uncompromising on his death pe...

Even With Oklahoma's Bungled Execution, These Lawmakers Won't Abandon The Death Penalty

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-pe...

Botched Execution Raises Questions About U.S. Death Penalty

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

(Fixes syntax in second paragraph) By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (Reuters) - Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett...

State Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates' Claims, Lifts Stay Of Executions

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

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...

Execution For 2 Inmates Will Proceed Despite Plea To Reveal Mystery Drugs

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs tha...

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.

Judge Finds Oklahoma Execution Law Unconstitutional

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

BY BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge ruled the state's execution law unconstitutional Wednesday b...

Oklahoma's Shady Lethal Injection Dealings

The Colorado Independent | Posted 03.20.2014 | Crime

Oklahoma’s inability to find regulated forms of lethal injection drugs has prompted postponements of two executions that had been planned for this w...

Murderer Of Two Elderly Women Set For Execution

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of brutally killing two elderly women more than a quarter-century ago is set to be executed in Oklahoma. Fi...

Suspected Student Thrill-Killer Confesses

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.10.2012 | College

"Yes, ma'am" rarely has such a chilling effect. Watch suspected thrill killer Jerrod Murray confess to murdering fellow East Central University studen...

Oklahoma Executes Inmate With Animal Drug

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MCALESTER, Okla. — Oklahoma officials executed a convicted murderer Thursday using a drug combination that includes a sedative commonly used to ...