Death Row Inmate Bigler Stouffer Request For Stay Of Execution Denied By 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Monday, December 6th 2021, 3:01 pm
By: Drake Johnson


The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied death row inmate Bigler Stouffer's request for a stay of execution on Monday, meaning his execution is set to proceed Thursday morning at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester at 10 a.m.

According to News On 6's Augusta McDonnell, the courts reasoned that "Based on our review of the cited portions of the record, including Dr. Yen's testimony and the entire transcript of the preliminary injunction hearing, Mr. Stouffer has failed to establish a threat that he will be irreparably harmed by a violation of his Eighth Amendment rights if he is executed using Oklahoma's three-drug protocol, including Midazolam."

Stouffer was convicted in the killing of Putnam City Schools teacher Linda Reaves in 1985, according to the state's case.

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