Oklahoma is less than two weeks away from the state’s next scheduled execution.
Death row inmate Bigler Stouffer is scheduled to be put to death on Dec. 9 for the 1985 killing of an Oklahoma teacher. Stouffer’s attorneys are appealing a judge’s decision to not stop his execution because of concerns about the drugs Oklahoma uses to carry out executions.
The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board already recommended clemency for Stouffer, but not because they think he’s innocent. Instead, board members recommended clemency because of concerns over the drugs.