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“What we all agreed on was that if you’re going to have the death penalty, it ought to be done right,” said former Gov. Brad Henry, who helped lead the review. “It ought to be done in a way that, as best we can, ensures no innocent person is ever put to death by the state of Oklahoma.”

Document: Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission full report

VIDEO: Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry discusses Death Penalty Review Commission report

The state executed Timothy Shaun Stemple, 46, for the 1996 murder of his wife, Trisha Stemple, of Jenks. In 1997, a jury convicted Stemple of beating to death his wife of 11 years and running over her with a pickup, aided by a teenage accomplice. 

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We'd suggest the best people to handle the situation are the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and the attorney general through the multicounty grand jury — the same groups that got to the bottom of the problems with the state's troubled executions of murderers Charles Warner in 2015 and Clayton Lockett in 2014.

Fourteen years after he inherited the CEO job from his father, and six years after Arrow Trucking Co. imploded amid accusations of fraud and corruption, Doug Pielsticker was sentenced in federal court to 7½ years in prison.

Four months after a grand jury released a highly critical report on the execution of Charles Warner and Richard Glossip’s near-execution, the public still knows little about what’s next for capital punishment in the state.

The lethal-injection execution at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary of convicted killer Clayton Lockett went 43 minutes before he died of a heart attack.

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