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Oklahoma Executes Second US Inmate Of 2014

The state of Oklahoma put to death the second man of 2014 in the U.S. as prison authorities confirmed the execution at 6:06 pm Thursday at the McAlester state penitentiary, Oklahoma
Oklahoma Executes Second US Inmate Of 2014
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Via AFP:

An African American man was put to death in Oklahoma for murdering a store manager with a baseball bat, prison authorities said, confirming the second US execution of 2014.

The southwestern state had also carried out the last death sentence of 2013 on December 17, according to the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC), which counted 39 executions in the United States during the year.

Michael Lee Wilson, 38, was declared dead by lethal injection at 6:06 pm Thursday (0006 GMT Friday) at the McAlester state penitentiary, Oklahoma prisons spokesman Jerry Massie told AFP.

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