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Oklahoma will resume executions after 5-year moratorium

June 30, 2020

Oklahoma plans to resume lethal injections following a five-year moratorium spurred by botched executions.

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, said at a news conference Thursday that the state was resuming lethal injections after finding a reliable supply for its three-drug cocktail, report the Oklahoman, the Tulsa World and the New York Times.

“I believe capital punishment is appropriate for the most heinous of crimes, and it is our duty as state officials to obey the laws of the state of Oklahoma by carrying out this somber task,” Stitt said.

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