A man sentenced to death in Oklahoma was executed Thursday morning for gunning down two men in 2001 and only asking for his last meal once. Phillip Dean Hancock, 59, ordered only fried chicken, with no sides, for his last meal, The Oklahoman reported, citing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Hancock was pronounced dead at […]
Oklahoma County ranks second in exonerations of death row inmates in the United States. Who are the 11 people released?
After 48 years in the Oklahoma prison system for a murder he always claimed he did not commit, Glynn Simmons is considered the longest wrongful conviction in U.S. history, according to the National Registry of Exonerations. But Simmons was not the first in the state to have his long wrongful conviction overturned. Oklahoma County, where