Gov. Stitt Denies Clemency For Death Row Inmate James Coddington

News 9 - August 24, 2022 2:36 pm

James Coddington

OKLAHOMA CITY – 

Governor Kevin Stitt said Wednesday that clemency for a death row inmate has been denied.

By denying clemency, Stitt said James Coddington’s Thursday morning execution will go on as scheduled.

In a 3-to-2 decision earlier this month, the state’s pardon and parole board voted to recommend clemency on Coddington’s behalf to Gov. Stitt.

Coddington was charged and later convicted of first-degree murder for the 1997 killing of 73-year-old Albert Hale.

Coddington’s execution will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the state penitentiary in McAlester.

 

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