Oklahoma executes man convicted of killing infant daughter


              People pray as the execution starts at a protest against the death penalty and the execution of Benjamin Cole outside of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has executed an inmate convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2002. Benjamin Cole was put to death Thursday morning at Oklahoma’s state penitentiary in McAlester. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
            
              Marilee Peryam holds a sign for traffic to see at a protest against the death penalty and the execution of Benjamin Cole outside of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has executed Cole who was convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2002. Cole was put to death Thursday morning at Oklahoma’s state penitentiary in McAlester. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
            
              People pray as the execution starts at a protest against the death penalty and the execution of Benjamin Cole outside of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has executed Cole an inmate convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2002. Cole was put to death Thursday morning at Oklahoma’s state penitentiary in McAlester.  (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
            
              Mirabai Hull, left, and Matthew Harris protest against the death penalty and the execution of Benjamin Cole outside of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma executed inmate Cole on Thursday morning despite claims from his attorneys that he had been severely mentally ill. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
            
              Mirabai Hull holds a sign up for traffic during a protest against the death penalty and the execution of Benjamin Cole outside of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion Thursday, Oct. 20 2022, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma has executed Cole who was convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2002. Cole was put to death Thursday morning at Oklahoma’s state penitentiary in McAlester. (Doug Hoke/The Oklahoman via AP)
            
              FILE - This undated photo provided by the Oklahoma State Department of Corrections shows Benjamin Robert Cole Sr. Oklahoma executed Cole, Thursday morning, Oct. 20, 2022, despite claims from his attorneys that he had been severely mentally ill. Cole was convicted of killing his infant daughter in 2002. (Oklahoma State Department of Corrections via AP, File)
Oklahoma executes man convicted of killing infant daughter