Cannon was the second person executed by Oklahoma in 2023, and the ninth since the state resumed use of the death penalty in 2021. Two more executions are scheduled this year as the state continues to empty out its death row.
Jemaine Cannon, 51, is set to die for the 1995 murder of Sharonda White Clark. Cannon will be the second person Oklahoma has put to death this year and the ninth since the state resumed executions in 2021.
Oklahoma has scheduled Glossip for death nine times since 2015. With just weeks remaining before his scheduled execution, he’s relying on an unlikely ally to save his life – Attorney General Gentner Drummond.
A prosecutor is reviewing Ronald Gene Given’s death at the Pottawatomie County jail again after The Frontier sued for the release of surveillance video showing a violent encounter with detention officers.
“Really, the heart of this petition is about criminal justice reform,” said Michelle Tilley, campaign manager for Yes on 820. The group has raised over $3 million to support legalizing marijuana in Oklahoma.