Before Thursday’s execution, Oklahoma governor denies clemency to death row inmate James Coddington

For the 1997 murder of his friend Albert Troy Hale in Choctaw, James Coddington is currently on death row. Hale had refused to give Coddington a loan of $50 to buy drugs.

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In advance of Thursday’s execution, the governor of Oklahoma rejects a death row inmate’s request for clemency.

James Coddington, who is due to be executed on Thursday as the first of 25 scheduled executions in Oklahoma between now and 2024, has been denied clemency by the state’s governor.

While battling a crack cocaine addiction, Coddington, 50, was given the death penalty for the 1997 murder of Albert Hale, a man he considered a friend. His supporters and attorneys had argued that his case was one of redemption and that his sentence should be changed to life in prison. They claim that Coddington has strived to change his life while on death row and has long exhibited genuine regret for killing Hale.

Among the mitigating circumstances cited by Coddington’s supporters before the Oklahoma Board of Pardons and Parole this month recommended clemency in his case, leaving the final decision up to GOP Gov. Kevin Stitt, were his regret, a “exemplary” prison record, and his difficult upbringing.

“After thoroughly reviewing arguments and evidence presented by all sides of the case, Governor Kevin Stitt has denied the Pardon and Parole Board’s clemency recommendation for James Allen Coddington,” a brief statement from the governor’s office said.

The governor’s decision, according to one of Coddington’s attorneys Emma Rolls, left the prisoner and his legal team “profoundly upset,” but she complimented the parole board for its “careful assessment” of Coddington’s case. Its recommendation for clemency, she said, “acknowledged James’s heartfelt repentance and meaningful development over his years on death row.”

James is loved by many people,” Rolls said in a statement to CNN, “and he has touched the hearts of many. He is a good man.”

Coddington will be the first of more than two dozen prisoners to be executed by lethal injection in a contentious series of executions Oklahoma officials plan to carry out between now and December 2024 — at a rate of about one man per month.

Coddington’s execution is scheduled for Thursday at 10 a.m. CT. The plan has faced criticism from opponents and experts who have raised concerns about the potential innocence or mental competence of some prisoners as well as the state’s recent record of botched lethal injections.

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State officials, however, have maintained their caseload, which is similar to recent executions carried out by Arkansas and the US government under the Trump administration but largely at odds with the country’s ongoing move away from the death penalty.

James Cossington Age, family, and Early Life

James Coddington is 50 years old. He is of Oklahoma state and is of American nationality. His exact date of birth and Zodiac is under review. James’ parents and family background is under review.

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What is James Coddington’s career? What is his profession?

James Coddington is currently on death row for the murder of his friend, Albert Troy Hale. Thus, he has spent a long time in prison, leading to a lack of transparency in his profession.

James Coddington Net Worth, How much does he earn?

Due to a lack of transparency in his professional details, there are no estimations made on his net worth.

Which school did he go to? What was his major?

We don’t know much about his educational background because there isn’t much information in the public domain concerning him.

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We will thus update this section if we learn more specific information regarding his educational background.

James Coddington wife, Was he dating/married?

James Coddington is probably married. But the detailed information on his married life and children isn’t reviewed.

Is he available on any Social media?

James Coddington isn’t on any social media such as Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok.

James Coddington’s Height, Weight, Body Appearance

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 Sexual orientationStraight

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