Competency Hearing For Benjamin Cole Scheduled For Friday

A competency hearing will determine whether Benjamin Cole is fit to be put to death as part of his sentence for his role in killing his 9-month-old daughter in 2002.

Friday, September 30th 2022, 4:33 am

By: News 9


A competency hearing will determine whether Benjamin Cole is fit to be put to death as part of his sentence for his role in killing his 9-month-old daughter in 2002.

Lawyers for Cole said he iss not mentally competent to be executed later this month.

However, Attorney General John O'Connor disagrees, citing a July previous competency hearing where Cole was deemed fit.

On Tuesday, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted to reject his plea for clemency.




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