OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Division of Corrections says a condemned inmate’s non secular advisor can’t be contained in the dying chamber throughout his execution on Thursday.
In an announcement offered to The Related Press on Monday, DOC spokesman Josh Ward stated dying row inmate Scott Eizember’s minister has a historical past of anti-death penalty activism, together with arrests.
The Rev. Jeff Hood and Eizember filed a lawsuit in federal district court docket on Monday in search of to cease Eizember’s execution till Hood is allowed contained in the execution chamber.
Texas and different states, together with Oklahoma, have begun permitting clergy contained in the dying chamber throughout executions following a U.S. Supreme Courtroom determination in 2021 introduced by a dying row inmate in Alabama.
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