Oklahoma set for possible double execution

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm •  Published: April 24, 2014
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Warner was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of his live-in girlfriend’s 11-month-old daughter, Adrianna Waller, in 1997.

While the state Corrections Department has executed two inmates in the same week several times in recent history, it has not executed more than one person on the same day since June 11, 1937. On that day, the state of Oklahoma executed Charlie Sands and Leon Siler on Comanche County murder charges, using the electric chair.

Corrections Department spokesman Jerry Massie said officials are not clear at this point exactly when each execution will take place.

“We are planning for any eventuality,” Massie said.

Executions in Oklahoma are typically performed at 6 p.m., although the Corrections Department is not legally bound to perform executions at any specific time of the day. Massie said they cannot fully confirm both executions will take place on Tuesday.

“We’re having those discussions,” Massie said. He would not elaborate on whether other state agencies or offices were involved in those discussions.

Massie said no matter when the inmates are put to death, the state plans to use the mixture of the manufactured drugs midazolam, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride that the attorney general has recommended.