Oklahoma executes man convicted in stabbing death

McALESTER, OK - A man convicted of stabbing a Ringling man to death was executed this evening in McAlester.

48- year-old Johnny Dale Black died by lethal injection this evening in an Oklahoma state prison. He was pronounced dead at 6:08 pm.

Online court documents show Black was convicted of first degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon in 1998. Authorities said Black killed Bill Pogue, a 54 year old horse trainer from Ringling, stabbing him 11 times in a roadside attack.

An investigator who worked the case said the crime shocked the town of Ringling.

"We didn't have shootings and stuff like that in Ringling," said Jessie Aden, a former Ringling police officer. "This took a pretty good impact and until we found who all done this we had the community pretty well scared."

Pogue's son-in-law was also attacked, but survived his injuries.Black asked for forgiveness from Pogue's relatives and his own family members in attendance.

He's the sixth person executed in Oklahoma this year...


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