Judge denies Oklahoma death row inmate's request for stay
November 24, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday denied a death row inmate's request for a stay of execution, paving the way for him to receive a lethal injection next month.
Bigler Stouffer II, 79, and his attorneys argued that the state's current three-drug lethal injection protocol poses the risk of subjecting him to unconstitutional pain and suffering. Stouffer also says he should be included among other death row plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection protocols. That case is set to go to trial in February.
Judge Stephen Friot on Tuesday rejected Stou...