Oklahoma Killer Executed After U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stay - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Oklahoma Killer Executed After U.S. Supreme Court Denies Stay

Posted: Updated:
Charles Warner has been executed Thursday night. Charles Warner has been executed Thursday night.
McALESTER, Oklahoma -

In April, Clayton Lockett writhed on the table for 43 minutes. But Thursday night's execution of Clayton Lockett only lasted 18 minutes.

Warner said the three drug cocktail felt like acid but witnesses said this execution was certainly less problematic than the last one.

But the execution did not start on time. It was originally scheduled for 6 p.m.

The Department of Corrections Director, Robert Patton, said he did not feel comfortable putting Warner on the execution table without a decision from the United States Supreme Court.

Warner's attorneys had filed an appeal Wednesday, requesting a stay in his execution. They called the state's new protocols "experimental."

Then at 6:20 p.m. a Department of Corrections spokesperson announced the Supreme Court had denied the stay 5-4 and the execution would take place.

The execution started about an hour later and witnesses said Warner made final statements such as:

"They pricked me five times."

"It burns"

"It feels like acid."

"No one should go through this."

Moments later witnesses said Warner seemed to fall asleep and at 7:28 p.m. he was pronounced dead.

Warner was convicted for the rape and murder of 11-month-old Adrianna Waller back in 1997.

He had been on death row since 2003 and our sister station's Tess Maune served as a witness for his execution.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt released a statement after the execution by saying Adrianna is finally receiving justice.

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

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News 9 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

  • Traffic

    Tired of waiting for a traffic report? Get it now with our Live traffic map!

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 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.