Oklahoma panel votes to reject clemency for death row inmate


              Caroline Hunt, cener, and Tessa Henry, right, with the Attorney General's office, listen during a clemency hearing for death row inmate Scott Eizember, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Eizember was convicted in the shotgun slayings of an elderly couple in eastern Oklahoma in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Caroline Hunt, cener, and Tessa Henry, right, with the Attorney General's office, listen during a clemency hearing for death row inmate Scott Eizember, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Eizember was convicted in the shotgun slayings of an elderly couple in eastern Oklahoma in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Jennifer Miller, left, Caroline Hunt, center, and Tessa Henry, right, all with the Attorney General's office, listen as convicted inmate Scott Eizember gives video testimony from the state penitentiary in McAlster, Okla., at his clemency hearing Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Mark Henricksen, front, attorney for Scott Eizember, takes notes during a clemency hearing for Eizember before the Pardon and Parole Board, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Kathy Smith, left, formerly Kathy Biggs, a former girlfriend of and victim of Scott Eizember, and Kim Evans, right, listen during clemency proceedings for convicted murderer and death row inmate Scott Eizember, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Kathy Smith, left, formerly Kathy Biggs, a former girlfriend of and victim of Scott Eizember, and Kim Evans, right, listen during clemency proceedings for convicted murderer and death row inmate Scott Eizember, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Debra Wyatt, center, the daughter of murder victims AJ and Patsy Cantrell, listens Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City, for Scott Eizember, who was convicted of several crimes and sentenced to death for the 2003 murder of AJ Cantrell.  At left is Wyatt's friend Cindy Hightower, at right is her husband, Terry Wyatt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              Debra Wyatt, center, the daughter of murder victims AJ and Patsy Cantrell, listens during clemency proceedings Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City, for Scott Eizember, who was convicted of several crimes and sentenced to death for the 2003 murder of AJ Cantrell. At left is Wyatt's friend Cindy Hightower, at right is her husband, Terry Wyatt. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              This Feb. 2, 2018 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Scott Eizember, who was convicted and sentenced to death in the 2003 murder of AJ Cantrell. The Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board voted 2-3, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, to deny clemency to Eizember. (Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP)
            
              Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board chairman Scott Williams, center, talks with attorneys for Scott Eizember, foreground, during a clemency hearing for Eizember, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in Oklahoma City. Eizember was convicted in the shotgun slayings of AJ and Patsy Cantrell in 2003. The five-member board voted 3-2 to reject clemency for Eizember, 61, who is scheduled to receive a lethal injection on Jan. 12 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              FILE - Scott Eizember, right, is escorted to Angelina County District Court with his lawyer, John Henry Tatum II, on Dec. 3, 2003, in Lufkin, Texas. The Texas Pardon and Parole Board decided Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, that Eizember, a man convicted in the shotgun slayings of an elderly couple in eastern Oklahoma in 2003 and sentenced to die, should not be spared from the death sentence. (Joel Andrews/The Daily News via AP, File)
Oklahoma panel votes to reject clemency for death row inmate