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A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row inmates who have challenged the secrecy surrounding the source of the state’s lethal injection drugs.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals denied a stay on Friday for two death row inmates set to be executed this month, saying it didn’t have jurisdiction — even though the state Supreme Court says it’s the only court that does.
OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge has ruled the state’s execution law is unconstitutional because it denies death row inmates the ability to know the source of the drugs used in executions. 739 more words