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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Final Appeals of Two on Oklahoma's Death Row

by Chris Casteel Published: January 13, 2014
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final appeals of two men on Oklahoma’s death row, including one who raped and killed an Oklahoma County infant in 1997.
Without comment, the court rejected the appeals of Charles Frederick Warren and Clayton Lockett.
Warren was given the death penalty after a trial in 2003 for killing Adriana Waller, the 11-month-old child of Warner’s girlfriend. He was given a separate sentence of 75 years for raping the child.
Lockett was sentenced to death for his role in the 1999 killing of Stephanie Michelle Neiman in Perry.


by Chris Casteel
Washington Bureau
Chris Casteel began working for The Oklahoman's Norman bureau in 1982 while a student at the University of Oklahoma. After covering the police beat, federal courts and the state Legislature in Oklahoma City, he moved to Washington in 1990, where...
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