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.