Okla. Stays Next Execution After Inmate's Botched Death
Charles Warner gets 6-month reprieve
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 8, 2014 12:17 PM CDT
This June 29, 2011 file photo shows Clayton Lockett, who died in a botched execution, April 29, 2014.   (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)

(Newser) – Oklahoma's attorney general has agreed to a six-month stay of execution for a death row inmate scheduled to die next week while an investigation is conducted into last week's botched lethal injection. In a filing today with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals, Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office said it will not object to a 180-day stay of execution while the investigation is under way.

The inmate, Charles Warner, was scheduled for execution last week on the same night as Clayton Lockett in what would have been the state's first double execution since 1937. But Gov. Mary Fallin issued a two-week stay of execution for Warner after Lockett's execution went awry. Warner's attorneys asked for at least a six-month stay of execution while the investigation is being conducted.

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jaymetal
May 9, 2014 12:50 PM CDT
Why should anyone worry about a botched execution!?!??! C'mon!!! Did this mad killer care about the terror or screams as he and his accomplices buried alive a young woman?? Imagine her last moments. Imagine the gasping for air as your lungs suck in nothing but panic!!! Imagine what it must of been like being put down in that grave and knowing it was not a dang thing you could do about it! Now tell me, should anyone care about what these beast endure in their last moments on earth???? Really??? Proceed as planned i say!
rickydarlin
May 9, 2014 10:33 AM CDT
i'LL COME OVER AND SHOOT HIM FOR YOU
Carl
May 9, 2014 10:29 AM CDT
just hand the banana peeling weasel a gun and let him end it himself.......don't waste another slice of watermelon keeping him alive