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Oklahoma Executions On Hold Until 2016

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News 9 partner The Frontier has learned all executions in the state of Oklahoma are on hold until 2016.

Frontier learned attorneys for death row inmates and attorneys for the state reached an agreement that also includes a court challenge against the state.

Read the Frontier story for more details

According to The Frontier, a court filing in the Western District of Oklahoma Federal Court states that in the interests of “judicial economy and comity,” the attorney general will not seek an execution date for any of the condemned prisoners until their attorneys are provided with the results of an ongoing state investigation and any changes made to the protocol as a result.

Read the court document here. 

The attorney general has agreed not to seek an execution date until at least 150 days after the attorneys for the death row inmates receive the information.

So the earliest any Oklahoma inmates could be executed would be spring 2016, depending on how long the state’s investigation takes, The Frontier reported. 

Visit The Frontier's home page.

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