Oklahoma death row inmate James Coddington’s execution put on hold

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Authorities have put the execution of an Oklahoma death row inmate on hold.

James Coddington was convicted and sentenced to death for beating and killing an elderly man in 1997.

Coddington was scheduled to be put to death on March 10, but both sides of a lethal injection lawsuit agreed Thursday to stay the execution.