Thursday, April 16, 2009
The Norman Transcript reports that the State's Pardon and Parole has recommended clemency for Donald Lee Gilson, a death row inmate who is scheduled to die by lethal injection. Gilson was charged for the murder of an 8-year-old boy, his girlfriend's son. But Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson opposes clemency. Cleveland County Assistant District Attorney Rick Sitzman is also surprised by the board's 3-2 recommendation. To date, there have been five recommendations for clemency during the administration of C. Brad Henry. He has approved only two. See story here.