Oklahoma hangs Benjamin Cole convicted of murder of newborn daughter
A prisoner convicted of killing his newborn daughter in 2002 is hanged.
Benjamin Cole was hanged in McAllister on Thursday in the state penitentiary of Oklahoma
He was the sixth Oklahoma inmate to be hanged since the state reintroduced him in October 2021.
Two last-minute appeals seeking a halt to his execution were dismissed in the US Supreme Court
Cole is among more than two dozen inmates to be hanged to death
State lawyers and victim family members told the board that Cole's symptoms of mental illness were exaggerated.
Assistant Attorney General Tessa Henry Says Cole Killed His Daughter Because He Was Angry
This baby deserves justice. Our family deserves justice.