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Judge rules against Oklahoma in attempt to execute inmate


December 14, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday rejected Oklahoma's attempt to have a federal prisoner transferred to state custody so he can be executed.

U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor denied Oklahoma's request to have inmate John Fitzgerald Hanson, 58, transferred from federal custody to Oklahoma and dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction.

Oklahoma sued the Federal Bureau of Prisons in October for refusing to turn over Hanson to state authorities, with federal officials saying at the time the transfer was "not in the public's best interest."

Oklahoma argued that federal...

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