Oklahoma set to Execute Man for Double Murder After 20 Years: Death Penalty Practices Across the Nation

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is preparing to carry out an execution this week for a man convicted of a double murder over twenty years ago. Michael DeWayne Smith, 41, is scheduled to receive a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester on Thursday. He would be the first person executed in the state this year and the 12th since capital punishment was reinstated in 2021. Smith’s case dates back to February 22, 2002, when …

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Idaho to Execute Longest-Serving Death Row Inmate, Known as “Tom”

BOISE, Idaho – After almost half a century of providing three daily meals, conducting routine check-ins, and escorting him to medical appointments, Idaho’s prison staff will now face an unprecedented task. They are slated to carry out the execution of Thomas Eugene Creech, a 73-year-old inmate who holds the distinction of being one of the longest-serving death row convicts in the nation. Creech is set to be put to death by lethal injection for the …

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