Clayton Lockett’s Lawyer Responds to Governor Fallin

A message from Clayton Lockett’s attorney Dean Sanderford, Assistant Federal Defender with the Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Colorado and Wyoming, in response to Governor Mary Fallin’s press statements today regarding the botched execution of Clayton Lockett. “Today Governor Fallin called for an ‘independent review’ of the botched execution of my client, […]

Statement on recent spate of botched executions

STATEMENT ON RECENT SPATE OF BOTCHED EXECUTIONS April 30, 2014 – Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty (CCATDP), a national network of conservatives and libertarians questioning the alignment of capital punishment with their principles, issued the following statement by Marc Hyden, Advocacy Coordinator: “Yesterday’s execution in Oklahoma is just the most recent example of what […]

What happened yesterday in Oklahoma

Last night Oklahoma botched the execution of Clayton Lockett. Lockett began writing in pain after he was supposed to be unconscious. read more Source: Equal Justice USA

UPDATED: Joint Statement On Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma

Joint Statement by Jeffrey Robinson, for the Board of Directors of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law StandDown Texas Project (4/30/14—Washington DC and Oklahoma City) On Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched […]

UPDATE: Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Botched Execution in OK

This evening Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Witnesses say that he called out “man” and “something’s wrong,” and writhed and twitched in agony twenty minutes after the procedure began. This was to be the first of a planned double execution, the state’s first since 1937. The execution of Charles […]

Tragic Botched Execution in Oklahoma: Joint Statement from NCADP & OKCADP

This evening Clayton Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma botched his execution. Witnesses say that he called out “man” and “something’s wrong,” and writhed and twitched in agony twenty minutes after the procedure began. This was to be the first of a planned double execution, the state’s first since 1937. The execution of Charles […]

‘My Whole Body Is Burning.’ Double Execution in Oklahoma

Originally appeared on the Huffington Post April 29, 2014 “My whole body is burning.” These were Michael Lee Wilson’s last words as he was being executed in Oklahoma on January 9 — the result of a controversial mix of untested drugs. Now Oklahoma is reaching for new extreme heights in capital punishment by scheduling a […]

Your Stories: #90mStrong On Oklahoma

Oklahoma is scheduled to execute two inmates today, Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner. The double execution follows an unruly and unresolved scuffle around the constitutionality of the state’s secretive lethal injection procedures. This is the first double execution in Oklahoma in almost 80 years. 90 million people oppose the death penalty. We’re united, we’re powerful, […]

New study proves more innocent people sentenced to death than we knew

The majority of innocent people sent to death row never have their innocence discovered, according to a groundbreaking study published yesterday in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy read more Source: Equal Justice USA

“A Climate of Secrecy And Political Posturing.” Madeline Cohen’s Statement on Executions in OK

Tonight, Oklahoma is scheduled to execute two inmates: Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett. As the world continues to watch this case unfold in Oklahoma, Madeline Cohen, an attorney for Charles Warner, has released this statement: “Tonight, in a climate of secrecy and political posturing, Oklahoma intends to kill two death row prisoners using an experimental […]