By Keaton Ross
Oklahoma Watch 

Federal appeals court temporarily blocks state from carrying out two executions. What's next?


October 29, 2021

The future of the death penalty in Oklahoma is once again uncertain following a federal appeals court ruling.

The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to temporarily stay the executions of death row prisoners John Grant and Julius Jones. The court did not grant or deny execution stays for Wade Lay, Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle, who have execution dates set for January and February.

John Grant, who murdered a prison kitchen supervisor in 1998, was scheduled to be put to death on Thursday afternoon. Jones, who was convicted of murdering Edmond businessman Paul Howell...

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