Oklahoma County's sheriff said deputies and officers cannot, under state law, enforce a rule established by the Justice Department, as opposed to a federal law established by Congress.
A former prosecutor will review all aspects of the investigation, trial, sentencing and appeals process for the high-profile death-row inmate who claims to be innocent.
The child's remains were found Jan. 17 near Rush Springs, about 15 miles from Cyril, where she was reported missing. She apparently had been beaten to death, the OSBI said.
The 17-year-old was in court Tuesday and has been charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Deborah Dutton, 67, and Larry Dutton, 73.
Attorney General Gentner Drummond asked the court last week to reset seven scheduled execution dates, saying one a month put too much burden on Department of Corrections employees and was "unsustainable."
Phillip Barry Albert is a former president of Pelco Structural LLC in Claremore and was a member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents from 2016 to January 2022, when he resigned.
Lucas Anthony Walker has been charged in connection with the deaths of Deborah Dutton, 67, and Larry Dutton, 73, who investigators think were buried behind their home northeast of Dewey last month.
The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma reservation was established by an act of Congress in 1883, and the tribe ceded back to the United States in 1891 a major portion of its reservation in exchange for 80-acre allotments for each of its estimated 300 tribal members, the courts determined.
U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell ruled in favor of the state on Wednesday, nearly 18 years into a lawsuit that blames the poultry industry for pollution in the Illinois River watershed and 13 years after a lengthy trial in the case.
Gentner Drummond said the revised schedule would help alleviate the burden on DOC personnel, maintain confidence in the system and preserve the solemn and important execution process.
An effort to locate a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl who authorities believe was killed by a caretaker has become a search for her remains. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Monday that the search for Athena Brownfield is now considered a “recovery operation." Authorities determined Athena was missing after a postal carrier found her 5-year-old sister wandering alone on Jan. 10 outside of the home of the couple who had been caring for the sisters in the small town of Cyril. Ivon Adams was arrested Thursday in Phoenix and is awaiting extradition to Oklahoma. The OSBI says he faces charges of first-degree murder and child neglect.
A caretaker of a missing 4-year-old Oklahoma girl has been accused of murder and child neglect, according to a court record filed in Arizona after his arrest.
Authorities were searching for Cole Walker Morris on Friday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
The case of A.J. and Patsy Cantrell's brutal slayings made national news because of a 37-day manhunt that crossed into Arkansas and Texas.
Gentner Drummond is taking charge of the prosecution after his predecessor handed it off to the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office, which filed charges in June. #oklaed
The decision comes after Scott Eizember and his spiritual adviser, Jeffrey K. Hood, sued over his right to have Hood in the chamber with him Thursday.
A Universal Aryan Brotherhood member was charged in a scheme to use contraband cellphones in a drug conspiracy from prison, and other crimes, since at least January 2021.
The law allows for a spiritual adviser to be present in the chamber during the execution and touch the offender. Creek County killer Scott Eizember's choice was denied, with the DOC citing the minister's history of activism.
The lawsuit alleges that the Oklahoma Health Care Authority's public bidding process fails to adhere to state law regarding preferential treatment for local providers already serving Medicaid patients.
A Miami, Oklahoma, man who was found guilty of murder more than 30 years ago admitted Friday in federal court that he killed a woman in 2021.
Oklahoma will recover $226.1 million from these new settlements, including up to $79.5 million from Walgreens, $73 million from CVS, $41 million from Walmart and $32.6 million from Allergan, an opioid manufacturer.
Shelby Goodnight, 32, has multiple convictions on burglary charges and larceny of an auto aircraft or other motor vehicle, as well as eluding officers.
Anyone in Oklahoma may file a claim against the $3.2 million settlement if they had commercial or residential property that had damage dating back to 2013 that can be linked to the Pawnee-area quakes.
Rep. Ryan Martinez, R-Edmond, is charged with actual physical control of a vehicle while intoxicated. Those with felony convictions are prohibited from serving in the state Legislature.
A federal appeals court has rejected Joe Exotic's complaints about his new punishment for twice trying to have his chief critic, Carole Baskin, killed.
With many students soon to be at leisure during winter break, the OSBI and the FBI are encouraging students and parents to be knowledgeable about romance scams — and worse — on social media.
Six people who are alleged to be connected to the murder of Corey Dell Sequichie late last month have been arrested.
Federal attorneys argue against transferring John Fitzgerald Hanson due in part to a moratorium on the federal death penalty, while the state attorney general argues that not sending him back to the state "assists a prisoner in escaping punishment for one of his murders," that of 77-year-old retired Tulsa banker Mary Bowles.
A 46-year-old man had reportedly come out with a pistol at his parents' Mayes County residence during a warrant service for his arrest on child sex crime allegations.
Investigators are trying to determine if there was any connection between last month's mass shooting and the alleged assault over a financial dispute in December 2020.