Wednesday, June 16, 2010

OK Governor Delays Execution

According to the Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has delayed the execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate so officials can review evidence in his case.

Jeffrey David Matthews was to be executed by lethal injection on June 17th. A new execution date of July 20th has been set for Matthews. He was convicted of murder in 1994. Late Monday, defense attorneys requested a delay to examine fingerprint evidence related to the case.

Henry, who is out of the state on vacation, agreed to grant a brief stay and the execution has been rescheduled. Lt. Gov. Jari Askins signed paperwork today granting the stay. Matthews execution would have been the 2nd in Oklahoma and the 29th carried out nationwide in 2010.

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