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July 1, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O'Connor released the following statement, "Today, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals set execution dates in six cases involving the murders of eight individuals: Albert Hale, Barry Van Treese, Brianna Cole, Adam Broomhall, Mary Bowles, Jerald Thurman, and A.J. and Patsy Cantrell.  

"The earliest of these murders was committed in 1993, and the most recent was in 2003.  

June 30, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - For the second time in two days, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a significant ruling in favor of Oklahoma. Yesterday, in a landmark case, the Court held in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta that our State retained jurisdiction in eastern Oklahoma to prosecute non-Indians and protect victims of crime.

June 29, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - In a victory for the State of Oklahoma, the U.S. Supreme Court today recognized the authority of the State of Oklahoma to prosecute non-Indian criminals who injure or take the lives or property of Indians in eastern Oklahoma.  For the first time since the McGirt decision, Oklahoma can prosecute non-Indian criminals anywhere within the State’s borders, whether or not the victim is Indian.

“All Oklahomans, Indian and non-Indian alike, will now receive equal protection against being victimized by non-Indian criminals,” said Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor.

 

Oklahoma Attorney General John M. O'Connor