Death Penalty Review commission recommends extending current moratorium
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) —
The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission recommended extending the existing moratorium on the death penalty Tuesday during a press conference held at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
The group consisting of eleven members has worked for nearly a year-and-a-half to study the Oklahoma Death Penalty system, before reaching this unanimous decision.
"The commission did not come to this decision lightly, due to the volume and seriousness of the flaws in Oklahoma's capital punishment system, Commission members recommend that the moratorium on executions be extended until significant reforms are accomplished," said Commission Co-chair former Governor Brad Henry.
According to reports, the Commission members say that those who are sentenced to death should receive this sentence only after a fair process to ensure the death penalty is deserved.