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Clemency denied for death row inmate James Coddington

Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board
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James Coddington speaks to the parole board on Aug. 3, 2022

Governor Kevin Stitt has denied clemency for death row inmate James Coddington. He will be executed Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the state penitentiary in McAlester.

The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board recommended clemency with life without the possibility of parole for Coddington by a vote of 3-2.

Members of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty plan to meet outside the Governor's Mansion at 9 a.m. There will also be a rally outside the gates of Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester tomorrow morning.

With 25 people currently slated for execution, the state plans to execute an inmate nearly every month until 2025 beginning with Coddington.

Before making her way to Public Radio Tulsa, KWGS News Director Cassidy Mudd worked as an assignment editor and digital producer at a local news station. Her work has appeared on ABC, CBS, and NBC affiliates across the country.