Oklahoma parole board rejects clemency for death row inmate


October 6, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Pardon and Parole Board narrowly rejected clemency Tuesday for a death row inmate convicted of killing a prison cafeteria worker in 1998, paving the way for the state's first execution in more than six years.

The five-member board voted 3-2 to reject recommending the governor grant clemency to John Marion Grant, 60, who is scheduled for lethal injection on Oct. 28. It would be the first execution in Oklahoma since a series of problematic lethal injections in 2014 and 2015 led to a de facto moratorium.

Grant was convicted of murder and sentenced to death fo...

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