CRIME
04/29/2014 10:18 pm ET Updated Apr 29, 2014

Reporter Tweets Chilling Details On Botched Execution In Oklahoma

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The disturbing details of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett's bungled execution on Tuesday were tweeted in rapid fire by an Associated Press reporter.

Bailey Elise McBride tweeted about the failed lethal injection process that ruptured Lockett's vein. Lockett later died of a heart attack.

McBride didn't tweet live from the execution chamber but recounted Lockett's agony and the surrounding events afterward.

Her tweets first ominously questioned why the execution was taking so long and culminated later with details as Department of Corrections officials explained what went wrong.

A selection of McBride's tweets are below:

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