Ponca City murderer lives another day

Ponca City Now - March 19, 2014 6:19 am

A Ponca City man who is guilty of killing a woman near Tonkawa will live a few more days.

Clayton Lockett’s execution was scheduled for tomorrow, but has been postponed until April 22.

According to the Associated Press Oklahoma’s prison system doesn’t have all the drugs to carry out the execution.

They also haven’t met the conditions under the law that would allow a switch to electrocution or firing squad.

They scrambled to find other suitable execution drugs yesterday.

Lockett requested a stay of execution because he wants to know more about the execution procedures and fears he will suffer unnecessary harm if given an untested drug

Lockett was convicted and sentenced to death in the 1999 murder of Stephanie Neiman.

He was sentenced to more than 2,000 year in prison for crimes that happened the night of the murder.

On June 3, 1999 Locket and two other men broke into a Perry home for drugs.

While they were raiding Bobby Bornt’s home Neiman and one other woman show up at the house.

The other woman was raped before they loaded up Bornt, his 9-month-old son and the two woman in a vehicle.

The men drove them out to a rural location in Kay County, were Neiman was put in a ditch,shot twice and buried while she was still alive.

Lockett was the instigator of all the crimes.


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