Charles Warner was executed by the State of Oklahoma for the sexual assault and murder of an eleven month old infant. According to court documents Charles Warner would sexually assault and murder eleven month old Adriana Waller, the daughter of his roommate. Charles Warner would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Charles Warner would be executed by lethal injection on January 15, 2015
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A man who raped and killed an 11-month-old girl in 1997 was put to death by the state Thursday in Oklahoma’s first execution in nine months.
Charles Frederick Warner, 47, was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Warner’s execution via a deadly three-drug cocktail was the first state-sanctioned killing of an inmate since the controversial execution of Clayton Lockett on April 29.
Lockett’s execution went awry as doctors struggled to set a proper IV, and it took more than 40 minutes for him to die. That led the state to stay executions while it investigated what went wrong.
Attorneys for the state said a failed intravenous line and a lack of training led to the problems with Lockett’s injection, not the drugs used. Still, Oklahoma ordered a five-fold increase in the sedative dose.
Executioners on Thursday were expected to use essentially the same three drugs used in Lockett’s execution.
Warner killed his roommate’s daughter, Adriana Waller, in Oklahoma City. He was convicted in 1999, later granted a new trial and convicted again in 2003.