Judge to hear argument on Okla. death row case
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma County judge next week will consider whether to delay the scheduled executions of two death row inmates.
Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner want to know more about drugs administered by the state Department of Corrections during executions. They've asked District Judge Patricia Parrish to delay their executions until the state says how and when it obtained the drugs.
Parrish will hold a hearing Tuesday morning.
Lockett is scheduled to die March 20 and Warner is to die a week later. They are not challenging their convictions but want a temporary restraining order to prevent their executions until they know more about the drugs. They fear dying in a cruel or unusual manner.
Under state law, Oklahoma cannot disclose information about the drugs, even to inmates.
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