McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- The state of Oklahoma has executed a Chickasha man who was convicted of killing his 13-month-old daughter nearly 10 years ago.
31-year-old James Patrick Malicoat was pronounced dead at 6:09 PM Thursday after receiving a lethal dose of drugs at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Malicoat was put to death for fatally beating Tessa Leadford, whom authorities said had been in her father's care for 19 days.
During that time she suffered abdominal bleeding, broken ribs, bite marks and extensive bruising.
Malicoat was the fourth inmate to be executed this year in Oklahoma, coming two days after Eric Allen Patton was put to death for killing Charlene Elizabeth Kauer in 1994.
Malicoat's execution had been set for August 22nd, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals delayed it to allow Malicoat to testify in the competency hearing for fellow death-row inmate, Garry Thomas Allen.
For his final meal, Malicoat had requested fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, biscuits, a large Dr Pepper and a mini apple pie.