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Oklahoma To Hold First Double Executions Since 1937

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state’s legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state’s first double execution since 1937.

Her decision comes after the Oklahoma Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles standing in the way of the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner.

Fallin said Thursday the Oklahoma Department of Corrections is working on specifics and logistics of how the executions will be carried out.

The high court ruled late Wednesday that Lockett and Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.

It also dissolved a stay of execution it had issued earlier in the week in a sharply divided and much criticized 5-4 decision.


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