Oklahoma Prison Boss Wants State's Executions Suspended

Oklahoma Prison Boss Wants State's Executions Suspended

Via AFP:

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...

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