Convicted Oklahoma killer contends McGirt is retroactive

The Associated Press - October 2, 2021 8:01 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for a man convicted of murder in Oklahoma have appealed a state court’s ruling that a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting state jurisdiction for crimes does not apply retroactively.

Court documents show that attorneys for 37-year-old Clifton Parish on Monday asked the Supreme Court to overturn the ruling of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. The state court agreed with a district attorney who said that the Supreme Court’s McGirt decision did not specify that it could be applied retroactively and that a federal appeals court in a separate case found the ruling does not apply retroactively.


Latest Stories

Inhofe joins other senators in filing legislation to block firings of unvaccinated workers

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Senator Jim Inhofe joined six other republican senators in introducing legislation that will...

University Of Tulsa To Require Employees To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19 By Dec. 8

TULSA, Oklahoma –  The University of Tulsa will be requiring all employees to be vaccinated against...

U.S. Court Of Appeals Issues Stays Of Execution For 2 Oklahoma Death Row Inmates

A partial stay of execution has been granted for two Oklahoma death row inmates, according to...