OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-death penalty group says a man scheduled to be executed next week is mentally impaired and wants Gov. Mary Fallin to reconsider clemency.
The Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty wants Fallin to reconsider her denial of clemency for 56-year-old Garry Allen. The state Pardon and Parole Board in 2005 recommended the governor commute Allen's sentence to life in prison without parole.
But after reviewing the case, Fallin last month rejected that recommendation and ordered the execution to be carried out on April 12.