Oklahoma Court Agrees to 6-Month Stay of Executions

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed yesterday to a six-month stay of execution for death row inmate Charles Warner while an investigation is conducted into last week's botched lethal injection. The court reset Warner’s execution date to Nov. 13 after his attorneys requested the delay, and state Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in a court filing he wouldn't object. While the stay only applies to Warner, the attorney general and governor have said Oklahoma will not carry out any executions until the investigation is finished, which is expected to take at least eight weeks, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.

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