Posts Tagged:Executions

Executions in Oklahoma remain on hold until judge rules on constitutionality of method

Oklahoma executions could resume as early as this summer if a federal judge rejects inmates’ complaints about the lethal injection procedure. A trial over the procedure wrapped up Monday in Oklahoma City federal court after six days. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot made a point of telling attorneys Monday he had started the trial with…Read More

Federal judge declines to halt upcoming Oklahoma executions

A federal judge on Friday declined to temporarily halt the executions of two Oklahoma inmates who are scheduled to die in the coming weeks. In his order, U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot wrote that inmates Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle were not likely to succeed in their claims that Oklahoma’s three-drug lethal injection method presents…Read More

Pardon and Parole Board set to review clemency for 2 Oklahoma death row inmates

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…Read More

Timetable to resume executions pushed back by Oklahoma attorney general’s office

The Oklahoma attorney general’s office has pushed back its timetable for resuming executions, telling the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that the Oct. 7 date requested for death row inmate John Marion Grant is too soon to meet state requirements. In a brief filed on Friday with the court, Attorney General John O’Connor said Corrections…Read More

Federal Executions Pit The Trump Administration Against The Catholic Church

For the ninth time in six months, the Trump administration is preparing to put a federal prisoner to death. Brandon Bernard, 40, is due to be executed Thursday evening at the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute in Indiana, as punishment for the murder of a young couple in Texas in 1999. The Justice Department plans another…Read More