Proposed Date To Resume Executions In Oklahoma Pushed Back

Wednesday, September 8th 2021, 2:14 pm
By: News 9


The timeline to resume executions in Oklahoma is being delayed at least two weeks after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals failed to approve or disapprove the state’s original proposed date.

On Aug. 25, state Attorney General John O’Connor requested lethal injections resume Oct. 7, first with death row inmate John Grant, allowing time for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections’ required 35-day notice to defendants.

However, O’Connor said the Court of Criminal Appeals failed to respond to the date, jeopardizing the required 35-day notice.

Now, O’Connor is asking for an Oct. 28 or Nov. 18 execution date for Grant. If approved, executions for six other would follow every three weeks.

After Grant the brief filed by O’Connor requests executions for Julius Jones, Bigler Stouffer, Wade Lay, Donald Grant, Gilbert Postelle and James Coddington.