Oklahoma executes man who killed elderly couple in 2003


              The Rev. Don Heath, center, says a prayer following a protest on the street outside the Governor's mansion, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Oklahoma City, after Oklahoma executed a Scott James Eizember, 62, who was convicted of killing an elderly couple and committing other crimes 20 years ago before authorities caught up to him in Texas after a manhunt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Death penalty opponents protest on the street outside the Governor's mansion, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma executed a Scott James Eizember, 62, who was convicted of killing an elderly couple and committing other crimes 20 years ago before authorities caught up to him in Texas after a manhunt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Death penalty opponents protest on the street outside the Governor's mansion, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma executed a Scott James Eizember, 62, who was convicted of killing an elderly couple and committing other crimes 20 years ago before authorities caught up to him in Texas after a manhunt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, of Arkansas, speaks to the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Former Oklahoma State Sen. Connie Johnson address the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, of Arkansas, speaks to the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              FILE - This Feb. 2, 2018, photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Scott Eizember.  On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, Oklahoma plans to execute Eizember, who was convicted of killing an elderly couple and committing other crimes 20 years ago before authorities caught up to him in Texas more than a month later. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP, File)
            The Rev. Jeffrey Hood of Arkansas, left, and former Oklahoma State Sen. Connie Johnson, right, lead protestors to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to deliver petitions against the death penalty, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma executes man who killed elderly couple in 2003