Oklahoma Lawmakers, Activists Call on Governor to Sign Reprieve of Death Row Inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY—Anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean told a group of about 35 people in the Oklahoma State Capital that the state couldn’t be trusted with the power to execute people.
“In that governor’s hand is the power of life and death. We have got to end this; they can’t handle it,” Prejean said.
Prejean is a well-known death penalty abolitionist. The true story of her work with convicted murderers Elmo Patrick Sonnier and Robert Lee Willie, “Dead Man Walking,” inspired a 1995 film starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon.
The Roman Catholic nun was speaking to a group demanding that Gov. Kevin Stitt grant a 60-day reprieve for death row inmate Richard Glossip who is scheduled for execution on May 18….

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