Attorneys for a death row inmate who's scheduled to be executed next month are
telling the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board that their client is innocent.
The board is considering a clemency request from 46-year-old Timothy Shaun
Stemple, who faces a March 15 execution date. Stemple received the death
penalty for the 1996 killing of his wife, 30-year-old Trisha Stemple.
Prosecutors have said Timothy Stemple beat her with a baseball bat then ran her
over with his pickup truck along U.S. Highway 75 in Tulsa with the help of a
But on Friday, a forensic specialist told the parole board that he believed
Trisha Stemple's injuries weren't consistent with that scenario. Andre Stuart
suggested that Trisha Stemple died in a motor-vehicle accident instead.
(source: Associated Press)