Oklahoma executes man for killing horse trainer in 1998

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Posted: Dec 17, 2013 7:47 PM
Oklahoma executes man for killing horse trainer in 1998

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma executed by lethal injection on Tuesday a 48-year-old man convicted of stabbing and beating a horse trainer to death in a case of mistaken identity.

Johnny Dale Black was pronounced dead at 6:08 p.m. Central Time (0008 GMT) at a state prison in McAlester, Oklahoma, state Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massey said.

(Reporting by Heide Brandes; Writing by Brendan O'Brien; Editing by David Bailey)