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Judge denies execution delay for five Oklahoma death row inmates

Canceled jury trial weeks could be reinstated
Posted at 2:55 PM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 15:40:16-04

OKLAHOMA CITY — A judge denied an attempt to delay the upcoming executions for four Oklahoma death row inmates on Monday.

Attorneys for Julius Jones, Donald Grant, John Grant, Wade Lay and Gilbert Postelle are all looking to force the state to hold off on the scheduled execution dates for their clients.

>> SEE: Clemency petition filed for Julius Jones ahead of hearing, execution date

Jones has a clemency hearing scheduled for Nov. 1 ahead of his Nov. 18 execution date.

Grant is scheduled to be the first Oklahoma inmate executed since 2015 on Thursday.

An appellate court granted a temporary stay of the first two executions on Wednesday.


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