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Oklahoma board cites execution flaws, recommends clemency


November 17, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted Wednesday to recommend clemency for a death row inmate after questioning the state's execution methods.

The board, by a 3-2 vote, recommended that Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt commute the sentence of Bigler Jobe Stouffer II, 79, to life without parole, despite several saying they were convinced of Stouffer's guilt.

Stouffer is scheduled for execution on Dec. 9.

Stitt spokesperson Charlie Hannema said the governor, who is considering a clemency recommendation for death row inmate Julius Jones, has no plans to comment.

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