Oklahoma Court Resets Execution Dates for 2015

Oct 25, 2014

The Oklahoma State Prison at McAlester
Credit State of Oklahoma-File Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates until 2015 after the state said they needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday reset the execution date for Charles Warner to Jan. 15, Richard Eugene Glossip to Jan. 29, and John Marion Grant to Feb. 19. The court also on Friday set the execution date for a fourth inmate — Benjamin Robert Cole — on March 5.

Oklahoma has not carried out an execution since the April 29 botched lethal injection of Clayton Lockett, who writhed and moaned on the gurney, prompting state officials to renovate the death chamber and develop new execution protocols.