Execution date sought for Oklahoma death row inmate
Attorney General Drew Edmondson asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals today to set an execution date for a death row inmate convicted of killing a woman during a robbery almost 12 years ago.
Eric Allen Patton was convicted of the murder of Charlene Elizabeth Kauer, during a robbery at Kauer's Oklahoma City home. Prosecutors said Patton stabbed Kauer repeatedly with a barbecue fork and then plunged a pair of pinking shears into her chest.
Patton had worked for Kauer and her husband around their house.
Defense attorneys said Patton was in a cocaine-induced delirium and was not capable of rational thought.