Fallin’s general counsel resigns amid execution inquiry

Ponca City Now - February 12, 2016 8:41 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The general counsel for Oklahoma’s governor has resigned amid a grand jury investigation into how the wrong drug was delivered for the state’s last two scheduled executions.

Gov. Mary Fallin’s spokesman Michael McNutt confirmed Thursday that general counsel Steve Mullins stepped down, but did not say whether his resignation was connected to the probe.

Mullins is the third person who testified before the grand jury looking into the drug mix-up and then later resigned. Former Department of Corrections director Robert Patton and Oklahoma State Penitentiary warden Anita Trammell also stepped down.

A scheduled execution in September was halted after prison officials realized the wrong drug was delivered. An autopsy report later revealed the same wrong drug was used in an execution last year.

 

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