Death row inmate John Grant is executed

The execution is the first since 2015

MCALESTER, OKLA. — A 60-year-old Oklahoma man, who stabbed a prison cafeteria worker to death in 1998, received a lethal injection Thursday afternoon.

Grant is the state’s first attempt to administer the death penalty since a series of flawed executions more than six years ago.

The execution almost didn’t happen.

The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling earlier Thursday that allowed executions too resume.

The ruling reversed a stay of execution put in place by the 10th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday.

Julius Jones is the next scheduled execution on November 18.

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