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Robert Patton

Robert Patton, director of the Department of Corrections, announced his resignation effective Jan. 31, 2016.

The warden of Oklahoma’s State Prison, which houses the state’s death row chamber, retired.

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.

Jeremy Williams received the death penalty from Tulsa County jurors who had convicted him of murdering a bank teller during a robbery June 22, 2004, at First Fidelity Bank, 2642 E. 21st St.

A time capsule containing a 1998 Plymouth Prowler, with hundreds of other items stored beside it, was buried at Centennial Park, 1028 E. Sixth St., to be opened in 2048 during the city’s 150th birthday celebration.

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