Execution stays granted to two death row inmates
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday granted execution stays to death row inmates Julius Jones and John Marion Grant.
Grant was set for execution on Thursday and Jones for Nov. 18.
A three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit issued the stays for death row inmates Julius Jones and John Marion Grant.
The court ruled that a federal district judge in Oklahoma erred when he removed Grant, Jones and three other inmates from a federal lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols.
The judge removed the five inmates because they did not select an alternative method of execution.
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