- Associated Press - Thursday, January 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Clergy leaders and civil libertarians are making a last-minute plea to Gov. Mary Fallin to halt the scheduled execution of an Oklahoma City man who was convicted of killing a baby in 1997.

Holding signs that read, “Don’t Kill for Me,” members of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and other human rights advocates urged the governor to halt Thursday evening’s execution of Charles Warner. Warner is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says Warner was convicted of raping and killing a baby and says the governor has no plans to stop the execution.

The group plans to protest outside the governor’s mansion and will hold a vigil around the time of Warner’s death.

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