Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

THE NATION

Md. Executes Killer

June 18, 2004|From Associated Press

BALTIMORE — A triple murderer was put to death by injection Thursday after a week of appeals in which his lawyers claimed the execution method was potentially painful and therefore unconstitutionally cruel.

Lower courts had agreed to stay Steven Oken's execution to determine whether a barbiturate used in the execution might not keep the inmate from feeling pain, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the decision Wednesday.

Oken was executed at 9:18 p.m. EDT, a Maryland prison spokeswoman said.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|