57-year-old Benjamin Cole was put to death by lethal injection. The sentence of Benjamin Cole has been carried out,” Justin Wolf, a spokesperson for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections told reporters. Cole’s attorneys opposed his execution, arguing their client, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia, was severely mentally ill and did not understand the legal proceedings surrounding his execution.

what-did-oklahoma-inmate-benjamin-cole-doWhat did Oklahoma inmate Benjamin Cole do?

Benjamin Cole was on death row for murdering his infant child. Benjamin had killed her after the 9-month-old interrupted him while playing a video game. Attorneys for Cole filed several petitions at the state and federal level, even the Supreme Court. They argued Cole was not competent to face execution.

They argued Cole was schizophrenic and delusional, adding his mental illness became worse during his time behind bars. They said Cole struggled to communicate with others and had no rational understanding of why the state sought to kill him.

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