Fallin Issues Stay, Says Oklahoma Court Went Too Far - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Fallin Issues Stay, Says Oklahoma Court Went Too Far

Posted: Updated:
The two inmates are challenging the secrecy protocol surrounding the source of Oklahoma's lethal injection drugs. The two inmates are challenging the secrecy protocol surrounding the source of Oklahoma's lethal injection drugs.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Governor Mary Fallin has granted an Oklahoma death-row inmate a one-week stay of execution, saying the Oklahoma Supreme Court overstepped its authority when it issued a separate stay of execution on Monday.

Fallin issued an executive order on Tuesday delaying the execution of Clayton Lockett until April 29. In her order, Fallin claims the stay ordered by the state's high court is "outside the constitutional authority of that body."

4/22/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma Supreme Court Grants Execution Stays For 2 Inmates

The stay granted by the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday also canceled the execution of inmate Charles Warner. The two inmates are challenging the secrecy protocol surrounding the source of Oklahoma's lethal injection drugs.

Republican Attorney General Scott Pruitt is fighting the inmates' attempt to delay their execution. He maintains the state can keep secret the source of the drugs.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.