Oklahoma Governor Delays Execution


Friday, April 24th 2009, 8:13 am
By: News On 6


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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has issued a stay of execution for a man convicted in the beating death of an 8-year old boy.

Donald Gilson was scheduled to die on May 5th for the death of Shane Coffman.

4/17/2009 Related story: Oklahoma Governor To Decide Fate Of Donald Gilson

Henry says he's postponing the execution while he considers a recommendation to reduce the sentence to life in prison.

Henry has rescheduled the execution for May 14th.