“I Don't See Any Justice”: Slain Baby's Mom Opposes Execution

Death-row inmate Charles Warner is set to be executed in Oklahoma on Thursday for the rape and murder of an 11-month-old baby, but the infant's mother is against it. Shonda Waller told defense lawyers that a lethal injection for Warner — the first in the state since a botched execution nine months ago — would be a "dishonor" to her daughter Adrianna's name and against her religious beliefs. "I don't see any justice in just sentencing someone to die," Waller said. The crime happened 1997, in the home that Warner and his two children shared with Waller. Waller went out to run errands and when she returned, the child was unconscious. Oklahoma County assistant district attorney who prosecuted Warner said the mother's view had no bearing on whether the convict should be put to death.

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