22, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought in wake of botched execution
Plaintiffs in lawsuit, including ACLU and The Guardian, claim bearing witness to executions is first amendment right Oklahoma has asked a federal court to dismiss a first amendment lawsuit filed after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett on the grounds that having members of the public witness an execution does not play any particularly positive role. Oklahoma assistant attorney general M ...
22, Sep 2014 - Lincoln, OK Oklahoma Inmate Escapes From Prison In Granite
Oklahoma prison officials say an inmate is on the loose after escaping from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite.
22, Sep 2014 - Mayes, OK Oklahoma prosecutor says ex-chief violating bond
The Mayes County district attorney wants the bond of a former police chief accused of molesting two girls revoked because he says the man has been watching them at school from his car.
21, Sep 2014 - Court rejects appeal in Sequoyah County slaying
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has rejected appeals of a man convicted and sentenced to life in prison for killing a man in Gans.
21, Sep 2014 - ND judge rejects appeal in murder-for-hire case
A judge has rejected an appeal by an Oklahoma man convicted for hiring a hit man to kill his son-in-law in North Dakota.
21, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma to Upgrade Execution Chamber After Botch
Among the improvements will be a new tool to help the lethal-injection team find suitable veins.
21, Sep 2014 - State says media is not entitled to see executions
Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma argue the media is not entitled to witness executions and that a lawsuit seeking more access to the procedure should be dismissed.
21, Sep 2014 - Problems with IV line affected Oklahoma execution
Oklahoma investigators recommended more training for the state's execution team Thursday after finding that, out of a sense of modesty, no one monitored an intravenous line that had been placed in the groin of an...
21, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Oklahoma report: More training for executioners needed after flawed IV line placement
Investigators are blaming Clayton Lockett's botched execution on poor placement of intravenous lines and a warden's decision that modesty was more important than monitoring Lockett for signs of trouble.
21, Sep 2014 - Tulsa, OK Update: Boat Driver Pleads Guilty in 2013 Accident That Killed UA Students
John DeSelms, 22, of Tulsa, Oklahoma to be sentenced in December.
21, Sep 2014 - Thacker Gets Trial Date In 2010 Slaying Of Fort Smith Woman
A Cedarville man facing a potential death sentence in a 2010 homicide in Oklahoma is scheduled to go to trial Jan. 12.
21, Sep 2014 - Washington, OK Oklahoma Sued Over Botched Execution Described As â€˜Tortureâ€™
The American Civil Liberties Union and two newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Oklahoma over the botched execution in April of condemned inmate Clayton Lockett, KFOR (Oklahoma City) is reporting. On April 29, Lockett was put to death using an untested cocktail of drugs, because the drugs normally used for lethal
21, Sep 2014 - Durham, OK Judge rejects mental exam for Kenya abuse suspect
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â€” A federal judge has denied a prosecutors' request for a mental evaluation for an Oklahoma man accused of sexually abusing children at an orphanage in Kenya.
21, Sep 2014 - Kingfisher, OK Judge delays enforcement hearing over acid spill
A hearing is planned for next month in a Texas company's appeal of a $5,000 fine it received for a 21,000-gallon hydrochloric acid spill in north-central Oklahoma.
21, Sep 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK FBI to probe tampering claims in OKC bombing records case
A federal judge on Monday ordered the FBI to investigate an allegation of witness tampering in a July trial on Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue's lawsuit seeking Oklahoma City bombing records. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups - who rejected arguments...