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Execution date removed for Oklahoma inmate Wade Lay

Wade Lay
Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-14 17:07:36-05

TULSA, Okla. — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections removed the execution date for death row inmate Wade Lay on Tuesday.

Lay's execution had been scheduled for Jan. 6.

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He is sentenced to death for the 2004 shooting death of security guard Kenneth Anderson during an attempted bank robbery in Tulsa.

A judge granted a stay for Lay's execution on Dec. 6 after determining the need for a jury to decide if Lay is competent to be executed.

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The removal of the set date canceled the 35-day observation process for Lay that death row inmates go through prior to their executions.

When a new date is set, that observation process would restart.

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