Appeals court sets execution date

Monday, June 28th 2004, 6:16 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has scheduled an August 26th execution date for a man convicted of beating his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter to death in 1987.

The court originally set the date for August 19th, but the Attorney General's Office said prosecutors and attorneys for Windel Ray Workman wouldn't be available then, making last-minute appeals difficult.

An Oklahoma County jury sentenced the 46-year-old Workman to death for fatally beating Amanda Holman, the daughter of Workman's live-in girlfriend.

According to court records, Workman had a history of abusing the child, who died of multiple blows to the head and abdomen.

A clemency hearing before the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board is scheduled for August 5th at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.