Parole board votes to deny clemency to convicted child killer


Thursday, August 5th 2004, 4:43 pm
By: News On 6


McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole board voted Thursday to deny clemency to a man convicted and sentenced to death for the beating death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter.

The board voted 4-1 against clemency for Windel Ray Workman, 46, who is to be executed Aug. 26 for the Jan. 10, 1987, death of Amber Holman.

Holman was the daughter of Workman's live-in girlfriend. Court documents indicate he had a history of abusing the child, eventually killing her with multiple blows to the head and abdomen.

Court documents indicate that three doctors testified the child's death was caused by blunt trauma and that her injuries were consistent with being hit by a fist, a hard object such as a board or being picked up by her legs and slammed into a wall.