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USA (Oklahoma): Further information on Death penalty / Legal concern, Jimmie Ray Slaughter

, Index number: AMR 51/041/2005

At a clemency hearing on 15 February, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 4-0 not to recommend clemency for Jimmie Slaughter. In Oklahoma, the governor can only commute a death sentence with a recommendation to do so from the Board. However, the governor can issue a temporary reprieve and request that the board reconsider its decision.

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