Attorney General Requests Execution Date For Grady County Inmate


Tuesday, June 6th 2006, 5:46 am
By: News On 6


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for an execution date for James Patrick Malicoat.

The 31-year-old was convicted of murdering his 13-month-old daughter in 1997 at his Chickasha home.

The toddler suffered abdominal bleeding, broken ribs, bite marks and extensive bruising while in Malicoat's care.

Malicoat admitted beating the toddler the day she died and claimed he used CPR to revive her before lying down beside her to take a nap.

Edmondson requested the execution date Monday after the US Supreme Court rejected Malicoat's final appeal. He requested the date be set for 60 days after June 5th, 2006.

Edmondson also has asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals for an execution date for Eric Allen Patton, convicted of the 1994 murder of Charlene Elizabeth Kauer in Oklahoma City.