OCADP To Hold Demonstration Outside Governor Stitt's Home Ahead Of Bigler Stouffer's Execution

Thursday, December 9th 2021, 7:33 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is hosting a "Don't Kill for Me" demonstration in front of the Governor's Mansion at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning ahead of Bigler Stouffer's execution.

Demonstrators will transition to a silent vigil at 10 a.m. when Stouffer is set to be executed.

Don Heath, Chair of OCADP says they believe Stouffer spending life in prison is sufficient punishment.

"He's 79 years old he has already served 39 years in prison for this crime," said Heath. "You know I would think if the state is going to show any mercy it would let a 79-year-old man out that has served 35 years."

The group plans to demonstrate ahead of every execution scheduled before the federal lawsuit filed by several death row inmates is heard on February 28th.