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Oklahoma anti-death penalty group to host protest and vigil

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: April 28, 2014
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An Oklahoma anti-death penalty group will host a protest and vigil to show their objection to the execution of two death-row inmates, the state’s first double execution since 1937.

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty on Tuesday will host a sit-in at Gov. Mary Fallin’s office, followed by a vigil at the governor’s mansion.

Last week the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner aren’t entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

Lockett was found guilty of the 1999 shooting death of 19-year-old Stephanie Nieman. Warner was convicted for the 1997 death of his roommate’s 11-month-old daughter.

Both executions were originally scheduled for March, but were moved because the state didn’t have the necessary drugs.

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