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According to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections there are three Oklahoma inmates on Death Row scheduled for execution in either December of 2013 and early 2014.


According to the DOC the following executions are scheduled at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Ronald Clinton Lott, 53, who has been incarcerated January of 2002 for murder in the 1st degree is scheduled for execution on December 10, 2013 .


Lott was convicted in 2001 of two counts of first-degree murder for the 1986 and 1987 choking deaths of Anna Laura Fowler, 83, and Zelma Cutler, 90. The women lived across the street from each other in Oklahoma City and were raped and killed four months apart.


Johnny Dale Black, 48, has been sentenced to death in February 1999 for Murder In The First Degree.
Black was one of five men who beat to death rancher Bill Pogue and stabbed his son-in-law Richard Lewis in 1998 in Stephens County.


Black, his two brothers, Jesse J. Black and Jimmy Lee Roy Black, and Cal Eugene Shankles and Robert William Seals stopped a sport utility vehicle on a dirt road where they dragged Pogue and Lewis from the vehicle.
Shankles is serving a life sentence for the fatal beating plus 10 years for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.


Jesse Black and Jimmy Black each are serving 25 years for first-degree manslaughter and seven years for assault with a dangerous weapon.


Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was sentenced in Tulsa County for Murder In The First Degree/Felon back in Febuary of 1995 is scheduled for execution on January 9, 2014


He is one of four people who were convicted in the 1995 beating death of QuikTrip employee Richard Yost in Tulsa County.


Billy Don Alverson and Darwin D. Brown have been executed for the attack (Alverson on January 6, 2011 and Brown on January 22, 2009), while juvenile defendant Richard Harjo is serving a no-parole life sentence.


Wilson was tried jointly with Brown before two separate juries. A videotape showed the defendants wrestle Yost victim to the ground, and the sounds of a bat striking Yost and the ground could be heard out of the videotape's viewing range. It was not determined who took part in the actual beating.

Death Penalty Information
The current death penalty law was enacted in 1977 by the Oklahoma Legislature. The method to carry out the execution is by lethal injection. The original death penalty law in Oklahoma called for executions to be carried out by electrocution. In 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the death penalty as it was then administered.


Oklahoma has executed a total of 176 men and 3 women between 1915 and 2011 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary. Eighty-two were executed by electrocution, one by hanging (a federal prisoner) and 96 by lethal injection. The last execution by electrocution took place in 1966. The first execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma occurred on September 10, 1990, when Charles Troy Coleman, convicted in 1979 of Murder 1st Degree in Muskogee County was executed.


Two intravenous lines are inserted, one in each arm. The drugs are injected by hand held syringes simultaneously into the two intravenous lines. The sequence is in the order that the drugs are listed above. Three executioners are utilized, with each one injecting one of the drugs.


On June 18, 2013 James Lewis DeRosa was killed by lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. He was the second inmate the state executed this year.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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