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Oklahoma governor denies clemency for death row inmate

 

December 3, 2021



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt denied clemency on Friday for a death row inmate sentenced to die for the 1985 shooting death of a Putnam City schoolteacher.

The Republican governor's decision clears the way for Bigler Stouffer II, 79, to receive a lethal injection at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

It comes despite a 3-2 recommendation from the state's Pardon and Parole Board that Stouffer's sentence be commuted to life in prison without parole. Several members of the board voiced concerns about the state's ability to humanely execute peop...



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