Breaking News: State Of Oklahoma Executes Death Row Prisoner Donald Grant
Beverly Cantrell - January 27, 2022 11:36 am
MCALESTER, Oklahoma –
The State of Oklahoma has executed death row prisoner Donald Grant for the killing of two Del City hotel workers in 2001.
Grant died at 10:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses said the execution was without incident and described as peaceful or uneventful. Witnesses say Grant spoke for about two minutes though some of what he said was “disjointed and unintelligible”
A federal judge recently refused to block the state of Oklahoma from carrying out the execution. During his clemency hearing, the judge denied Grant’s request for a stay. During that hearing, grant apologized to the board for his actions and blamed the devil for his behavior. The vote to reject his clemency was 4-1. Now after 15 years on death row for double murder, Donald Grant has been executed.
Grant is convicted of killing two Del City La Quinta hotel workers after he said he went to rob the hotel to get money to bail his girlfriend out of jail. He told police that during the robbery, he decided to not leave any witnesses, so he shot both women at the front desk. Del City Police say he then brutally beat one of the women with several objects within reach.
This was the third execution held since the state resumed them in 2021.
Gilbert Postelle is scheduled to be the 4th execution on February 17th.