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OKG Newsletter


Topic: death

LETTERS

Cruel and unusual?


Letters to the Editor

David Slane
Recently, an Oklahoma County district judge ruled the secrecy element of the state’s lethal injection death penalty process was unconstitutional. According to the law, the exact components of the three-drug cocktail used to execute death row inmates are supposed to be confidential. The secrecy has extended to the drug supplier as well as the name of the executioner.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My Friend, Death


OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff

Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, but Tyler Kelting has already been publishing strips of his post-apocalyptic comic book series My Friend, Death on his website. The Edmond-based writer/artist will sign the first two issues of the series 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 at New World Comics, 6219 N. Meridian Ave. Admission is free. Call 721-7634 or visit myfrienddeath.com. See related story on page 40.

Wednesday, May 7

 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Johnson 'happy to take up the fight' on capital punishment


News

Ben Felder
Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Forest Park, says she is happy to take up the fight against Oklahoma’s use of the death penalty.
 
Monday, May 5, 2014

Demise of death penalty?

A botched execution creates a new chapter in the capital punishment debate.


News

Ben Felder
In the end, Clayton Derrell Lockett’s botched execution was still quicker and less violent than that of Stephanie Neiman, the 19-year-old girl he himself executed in 1999.
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

VIDEO: Dorman criticizes Fallin’s appointment to lead execution investigation


News

Ben Felder
Rep. Joe Dorman took his first public swipe at his gubernatorial opponent over last week’s botched execution.
“I’m here to demand a true independent investigation into the irregularities surrounding the execution of Clayton Lockett last week,” Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said in a press conference on Thursday at the State Capitol.
 
Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fallin, Queen of Hearts


CFN

Gazette staff

Texas might execute more people in number, but Oklahoma executes more of its own per capita, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. That’s a status Gov. Mary Fallin probably doesn’t want to lose anytime soon. To quote the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland: “Off with their heads!” But this isn’t a children’s story.

 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Stoning gays ... to death?


News

Gazette staff
Scott Esk, Republican candidate for House District 91 in south Oklahoma City, won’t come out and say it. Wait. He already said it. The deal is he doesn’t want to repeat it. But he just did. He believes in biblical morality. OK. That’s not so bad.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
 
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