OKLAHOMA (USA): KENNETH EUGENE HOGAN EXECUTED
January 23, 2014: Kenneth Eugene Hogan, 52, White, was executed in Oklahoma.
Hogan admitted to the Jan. 28, 1988 stabbing of 21-year-old Lisa Stanley, but said he did so in self-defense after she lunged at him with a knife.
Hogan's initial conviction was overturned in 1999 by an appeals court that said the jury should've been allowed to consider a verdict of manslaughter. A different jury in 2003 convicted him again and sentenced him to die.
Hogan becomes the 2nd inmate to be put to death in Oklahoma this year, the 110th overall since the state resumed capital punishment in 1990. Oklahoma is now tied with Virginia for the most executions in the USA other than Texas (509) since the death penalty was re-legalized on July 2, 1976.
Hogan becomes the 5th inmate to be put to death this year in the USA and the 1364th overall since the nation resumed executions on January 17, 1977. (Sources: Associated Press & Rick Halperin, 23/01/2014)