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Attorney General O'Connor Comments on Clemency Denial

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O'Connor today released the following statement after the Pardon and Parole Board denied clemency for John Marion Grant.

"Today, John Marion Grant's request for a recommendation of clemency was denied by the Pardon and Parole Board. Mr. Grant received a jury trial and, in 2000, received the sentence of death. This was a just and appropriate sentence for the brutal murder of Gay Carter. This conviction and sentence was affirmed after years of thorough review by the appellate courts. I am grateful that the Board denied Mr. Grant's request for executive clemency. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Gay Carter." - Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor