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Clear & Convincing - Episode 21 - 09-11-2001/Oklahoma v. Wanda Jean Allen

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four commercial planes as part of a coordinated attack on the United States.  Two of those planes were flown into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.  The third plane struck the U.S. Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.  The fourth plane failed to reach its intended target and was crashed by the hijackers in a field outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  


On December 1, 1988, Gloria Jean Leathers and her girlfriend, Wanda Jean Allen engaged in a dispute over a check while at a local grocery store.  Ms. Leathers decided to move out of the home she shared with Allen and was escorted by police to the residence to retrieve some of her belongings.  After another dispute arose over the ownership of property in the house, Ms. Leathers and her mother went to the police station in the Village, Oklahoma, to file a report.  Allen followed and, outside the station, begged Ms. Leathers to reconsider her decision to move out.    After retrieving a gun from her car, Allen shot Leathers, then fled to Duncan, Oklahoma.  Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Central for a discussion of the case against Allen, her self-defense and diminished capacity claims and her controversial execution on January 11, 2001.  We’re a live show and calls are welcome.  Our phone number is (347) 989-1171.