Execution Date Set for Oklahoma Man After Nearly 40 Years on Death Row

KOKH - May 30, 2024 6:10 am

Richard Rojem to be executed after nearly 40 years on death row in Oklahoma.(ODC)

An execution date has been set for death row inmate Richard Rojem.

He was convicted of first-degree murder in Washita County for the 1984 murder and rape of his 7-year-old step-daughter, Layla Dawn Cummings.

He’s been incarcerated for nearly four decades and is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at 10 a.m. June 27 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.

The last execution the state carried out was on April 4, for the ‘Hoover Killer’, Michael Dewayne Smith.

 

 

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