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Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions


April 26, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A moratorium on executions in Oklahoma should be extended until major changes are made to the state's capital punishment system so that an innocent person isn't put to death, a state commission recommended on Tuesday.

The 11 members of the bipartisan Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission agreed unanimously on more than 40 recommendations on topics like forensics, law enforcement techniques, prosecution and defense procedures, death penalty eligibility and the execution process itself.

"Ultimately we found that there are many serious systemic flaws in Oklahoma's dea...

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