Posts Tagged:death row

Execution dates set for Oklahoma death row inmates

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – While it has been more than five years since an execution has taken place in Oklahoma, execution dates have been set for several death row inmates. These will be the first executions performed in Oklahoma since 2015. In 2014, the State of Oklahoma executed Clayton Lockett for killing 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman in 1999.…Read More

Pardon and Parole Board sets clemency hearing dates for Julius Jones, more death row inmates

The state Pardon and Parole Board on Tuesday set tentative dates for clemency hearings in the cases of several death row inmates who face execution while the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals weighs whether the capital punishments may move forward. Clemency hearings for the inmates would take place 21 days before their scheduled executions. A formal approval…Read More

Execution dates requested for Julius Jones, 6 other inmates by new Oklahoma AG

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has requested an execution date for Julius Jones. According to the AG’s office, they’ve requested October 28th be Jones’s execution date. Advocates for Julius Jones say this request undermines public faith in the justice process. Jones is currently scheduled to have a commutation hearing on September 13th. “It is shocking–…Read More

Charleston diocese ‘extremely disappointed’ with law recommencing executions

South Carolina on Monday became the fourth state to officially sanction the use of the firing squad as a method of execution. Gov. Henry McMaster (R) signed into law a bill allowing the state to execute death row inmates by electrocution or firing squad, if the drugs used for lethal injection are not available. Previously,…Read More