Court of Criminal Appeals stays all Okla. executions indefinitely
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has officially stayed all executions following a request from Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
The court has also ordered the state to keep it updated on the Attorney General's investigation into the Department of Corrections. The Attorney General's Office is required to updated the state every 30 days. The court also must be notified if any changes are made to the state's execution protocol.
MORE: Read the official order here.
When the state announces it is ready to proceed with executions, the court will set new dates for the death row inmates.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt requested the stay as his office investigates Oklahoma Department of Corrections acquisition of a drug contrary to the state's protocol. The move came after the state received potassium acetate instead of the required potassium chloride for Richard Glossip's execution.