The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board last week had recommended that Gov. Kevin Stitt commute Jones' sentence to life with the possibility of parole.
“Not one of these celebrities (supporting Julius Jones) ... tried to reach out to me or my family,” Rachel Howell said. "Little do they realize, they are advocating for someone who shot a father in front of his sister and children."
Tulsan Stuart McCalman was a 27-year-old legislative analyst at the Pentagon when a terrorist plane hit the building.
O’Connor asked for execution dates for seven inmates after a federal judge ruled that six no longer qualified to be part of a federal lawsuit challenging the protocols; the seventh had not been part of the lawsuit.
State Attorney General John O’Connor originally requested on Aug. 25 that the first execution be scheduled for Oct. 7, which would have allowed for compliance with a requirement that an inmate be given 35 days' notice before execution, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals did not respond in time.
"(Attorney General John) O'Connor is following the law. These prisoners have been on death row several years," says Jenks resident Barbara Smith.
Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor has requested execution dates for the inmates.
The action comes after the state put the death penalty on hold following the 2014 botched execution of Clayton Lockett, the 2015 execution of Charles Warner using the wrong drug, a review of the lethal-injection protocol and litigation.
John O'Conner spoke with the Tulsa World on Tuesday. He said he plans to run for the office during the next election. When tapped for a federal judgeship under Trump, the American Bar Association then said he was unqualified.
Death-row inmates claim the state’s use of midazolam in its three-drug execution cocktail does not guarantee it would render them unconscious, causing the infliction of “severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death” in violation of the Eighth Amendment guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment.
Death-row inmate Jimmy Dean Harris died at a hospital two decades after the Oklahoma City murder that put him on death row.
Attorney General Merrick Garland is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months.
Thirty-four lawmakers are asking Gov. Kevin Stitt and the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for an independent investigation into the conviction of death-row inmate Richard Glossip.
Nicholas Alexander Davis died April 7 at a hospital in Lindsay from COVID-19 complications. On its website, the Corrections Department reports 55 inmate deaths as being possibly related to the virus since the pandemic began.
Benjamin Robert Cole Sr., who turns 56 Thursday, now faces a federal charge of first-degree murder in Indian Country in connection with the 2002 murder of his 9-month-old daughter, Brianna Cole.
District Attorney David Prater says Adam Luck has demonstrated his "personal bias" in the case.
Adam Luck in October 2019 retweeted a request by celebrity Kim Kardashian to "please help" Jones by asking the Pardon and Parole Board to give careful and thoughtful consideration to his request for clemency.
Worst: Tony and Candice Romo like to take things to the max. So they sleep in a multiple mattress configuration, and Tony’s car is a monster truck. And their shoes, don’t you know, feature Sketchers Max Cushioning, which is apparently like strapping on pillows. The couple is likable enough, but witnessing this premise and its execution is like strapping pillows around your brain.
In the final days of the Trump administration, three federal death row inmates have had their executions delayed. The executions of Cory Johns…
Oklahoma is ready to resume death-row executions with the same three-drug protocol in use when lethal injections were suspended in 2015, officials said Wednesday.
The hearing, called an interim study, begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday. It will be livestreamed through okhouse.gov.
In 2003, Patsy and A.J. Cantrell were murdered in their Depew home by Scott Eizember. The Cantrells' oldest daughter says she wants to live long enough to see him put to death.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the appeals of three Oklahoma death-row inmates and a federal death-row inmate whose crime was committed in a national forest in southeastern Oklahoma.