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Lawyers for Oklahoma inmate whose execution was postponed seek 6-month stay as rules reviewed
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, May 5, 2014 2:52 PM EDT
Attorneys for an Oklahoma inmate who had been set to be put to death the same night as a botched execution are asking the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to grant a stay for at least six months pending a review into what went wrong last week.
Warner was convicted of raping and killing an 11-month-old in 1997. He 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.