The director of prisons in Oklahoma wants an indefinite stop to all executions in the state so procedures can be revised, after a botched lethal injection sparked allegations of torture.
Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer and rapist, was left writhing in agony on Tuesday after he was administered a new, untested three-drug protocol in what would have been the central state's first double execution in 80 years.
He died 43 minutes after the start of the lethal injection of a massive heart attack. The process usually takes 10 minutes.
In a letter to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, the...