24, Apr 2014 - Okla. couple sentenced in Ark. kidnapping death
An Oklahoma couple has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in Arkansas for a kidnapping that ended with a man dead in 2011.
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma high court stays 2 death row executions
The Oklahoma Supreme Court stayed the execution of Charles Warner, one of two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed who have sued state corrections officials to obtain details about the lethal drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source.
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma execution halted amid confusion over stay orders
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin issued a one-week stay in the execution of a death row inmate due to die by lethal injection on Tuesday, in a move to clear up confusion over which state body has the final say over executions. Fallin ordered the stay for convicted murderer Clayton Lockett a day after the state Supreme Court issued its own emergency stay ...
23, Apr 2014 - The coming political fallout on gay marriage
We're fast approaching a national decision on gay marriage from the Supreme Court, speculates Paul Waldman in the Washington Post : In recent months, one court after another — in Virginia, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky — has either ruled a state ban illegal or said the state must recognize legal marriages performed in other states. It now seems all but inevitable that ...
23, Apr 2014 - Tulsa lesbian couple waited decade for day in court on marriage ban
Mary Bishop and Sharon Baldwin filed a lawsuit against Oklahoma the day after on overwhelming number of voters in the Bible-belt state approved a ballot measure banning gay marriage.
23, Apr 2014 - Wagoner, OK Man gets 13 years in rape, sodomy
Christopher Dale Adams. A Michigan man will spend about 13 years in an Oklahoma state prison after pleading guilty to four counts of first-degree rape and one count of sodomy involving a 13-year-old girl.
23, Apr 2014 - Judges question attorneys at gay marriage hearing
A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States sharply questioned whether Oklahoma can legally prevent the marriages.
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma's execution battle prompts impeachment talk for Supreme Court justices
OKLAHOMA CITY - A member of the Oklahoma legislature drafted a resolution Wednesday seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death row inmates. Republican state Rep. Mike Christian told The Associated Press that the five justices engaged in a "wilful neglect of duty" when they granted stays of execution Monday to Clayton Lockett and Charles ...
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Death row case puts Oklahoma in legal bind
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma AG appeals execution drug secrecy ruling
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office filed an appeal Friday challenging a judge's ruling that it could not keep secret the source of the drugs it uses for executions. The office said in its appeal to the state Supreme Court that Oklahoma County District Judge ...
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma governor says executions to proceed despite court-ordered stays
Mary Fallin said state supreme court lacks authority to stay executions, but experts say governor's order legally untenable Continue reading...
23, Apr 2014 - Tulsa, OK Convicted Boston crime boss James 'Whitey' Bulger moved to Oklahoma
• Officials to decide whether to try Bulger for 1981 Tulsa murder • Mobster, 84, in federal prison transfer point 'by coincidence'
23, Apr 2014 - Former Oklahoma soldier Bradley Manning now legally Chelsea Manning
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. – Former Oklahoma soldier Bradley Manning is now legally Chelsea Manning; a Kansas judge granted the name change...
23, Apr 2014 - Judge considers mental health of Oklahoma suspect
A judge is considering whether the man charged in the deaths of his fiancee and two Weleetka girls was mentally competent when he waived his Miranda rights and allegedly confessed to the crimes.
23, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected claims by two death row inmates that they're entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them.