Death Penalty
9:10 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Oklahoma Attorney General To Respond In Execution Drug Appeal Case

The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is scheduled to respond to an appeal by two death row inmates who are seeking a stay of execution.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
Credit Oklahoma Attorney General's Office

A spokeswoman for Attorney General Scott Pruitt says a response will be filed by noon Wednesday to the appeal and emergency application for a stay filed with the state Supreme Court by lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner.

Lockett and Warner are asking for the stay while they sue the OklahomaDepartment of Corrections over a state law that prohibits disclosure of the state's execution drugs and procedures and suggests the men could suffer before dying.

The two are appealing an Oklahoma County district judge's ruling that rejected the stay request on the grounds that the state Court of Criminal Appeals must make such rulings.

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