Murderer's Clemency Request Denied By Oklahoma Pardon And Parole Board


Friday, August 13th 2010, 7:49 am
By: News On 6


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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has denied a clemency request for Jeffrey David Matthews.

He's scheduled to be put to death next Tuesday at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester for the murder of 77-year old Otis Earl Short in McClain County during a robbery in 1994.

Governor Brad Henry granted two stays of execution, while Matthews' attorneys looked over evidence in the case.

6/16/2010 Related story: Gov. Grants Death Row Inmate Brief Stay of Execution

His execution will be the second in the state this year. Sixty-year-old Julius Ricardo Young was executed in January after being convicted of murdering his former girlfriend's daughter and grandchild.