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US Supreme Court denies Oklahoma death row inmate's appeal

 

October 19, 2022



OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a last-minute appeal filed by Oklahoma death row inmate Benjamin Cole, paving the way for him to receive a lethal injection on Thursday.

Cole, 57, was convicted and sentenced to death for killing his 9-month-old daughter Brianna Cole by forcibly bending the infant backward, breaking her spine. Prosecutors allege Cole was angry at the child for crying while he was playing a video game.

Cole's attorneys have not disputed that he killed the infant, but they say he is severely mentally ill and that has brain damage that worsened...



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