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Oklahoma's first double-execution since 1937 set for Tuesday night

Executions are planned for 6 and 8 p.m. at the State Penitentiary in McAlester. Inmates Clayton Derrell Lockett and Charles Frederick Warner are set to be executed.
by Graham Lee Brewer Published: April 28, 2014

In its ruling dissolving its original stay, the state Supreme Court also reversed the district court ruling, allowing the executions to go forward.

The state announced this month that after an exhaustive search, it was able to acquire the drugs to be used — midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride — directly from a manufacturer.

As recently as Friday, the convicted murderers’ attorneys appealed to the state Court of Criminal Appeals for another delay in the executions. The court rejected that request.

Monday, a group known as Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty announced it would hold a sit-in from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the governor’s office and a protest and silent vigil in front of the Governor’s Mansion at 5:15 p.m.

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by Graham Lee Brewer
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Graham Lee Brewer began his career as a journalist covering Oklahoma's vibrant music scene in 2006. After working as a public radio reporter for KGOU and then Oklahoma Watch, where he covered areas such as immigration and drug addiction, he went...
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