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Oklahoma DA: For Prosecutors, Recommending the Death Penalty Carries Weight

The Oklahoman 11/14/22 – The death penalty can be a dark and difficult subject. As a prosecutor, you must balance the weight of a death sentence with the incomparable feeling of losing a loved one at the hands of another. You also must consider the callousness of the defendant’s actions, as well as the defendant’s prior history. Could a combination of these factors lead to a death penalty sentence?

In Oklahoma, that answer is yes.