Oklahoma AG agrees to six month stay of execution

Charles Warner

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt agrees to a six month stay of execution after the botched lethal injection of Clayton Lockett, a man convicted of murdering Attorneys for Charles Warner, who was scheduled for execution the same night as Lockett, were seeking the stay in execution as the investigation into the botched injection is investigated.On Thursday, Pruitt filed with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals saying his office would not object to a 180-day stay of execution. Warner was convicted of raping and killing an 11-month-old in 1997 and has maintained his innocence. He was scheduled to die last week two hours after Lockett, but Gov. Mary Fallin issued a two-week stay pending a thorough inquiry into Lockett's execution. Fallin also has said she is willing to extend her stay for up to 60 days, the maximum length she is allowed under state law.Had Warner been executed on April 29th after Lockett, it would have been the first double execution in the state since 1937. Warner had been scheduled to be put to death two hours later in the same room and on the same gurney. The 46-year-old was convicted of raping and killing his roommate's 11-month-old daughter in 1997. He has maintained his innocence. Lockett and Warner had sued the state for refusing to disclose details about the execution drugs, including where Oklahoma obtained them.