Clemency denied for death row inmate convicted of Osage County murder

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board has denied clemency for John Grant.

Grant was sentenced to death for the 1998 killing of 58-year-old Gay Carter, an employee of the Dick Conner Correctional Center. Grant grabbed Carter and dragged her into a mop closet after she removed him from his kitchen job. He then stabbed her 16 times with a homemade knife, and she died of internal bleeding.

Grant was initially set to be executed in 2018, but his lethal injection was delayed by concerns over the execution drugs.

Read more about Grant’s history here.