WASHINGTON — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday asked the state Court of Criminal Appeals to set an execution date for Brian Darrell Davis after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the death row inmate's appeal.
Davis, 38, was convicted of raping and killing his girlfriend's mother, Jody Sanford, in November 2001 in Ponca City. He was given the death sentence for the killing and 100 years in prison for the rape. Davis has lost all of his appeals at the state and federal levels.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld his convictions and sentences last summer, rejecting Davis' arguments that his attorney was ineffective and he was coerced into confessing to the killing by a police detective who called him a cold-blooded killer.
The U.S. Supreme Court, without comment on Monday, upheld the appeals court rulings.
Pruitt asked for an execution date 60 days from Monday or at the earliest possible date.