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Clayton Lockett Execution

Lethal Injection - Again

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

As stories keep emerging about errant United States-operated drones that wreak havoc on individuals towards whom the drones and their operators bore no animus, it is reassuring to hear the apologies that always follow such events thus demonstrating our humanity.

Will Oklahoma Successfully Kill This Man, Or Botch Another Execution?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

Less than a year after the Oklahoma Department of Corrections bungled the execution of a man on death row, the state is preparing to execute another m...

Judge OKs Oklahoma's Controversial Lethal Injection Protocols

AP | Posted 12.22.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocols are constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death ...

Botched Execution Was A Rushed, 'Bloody Mess,' New Documents Reveal

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal hearing begins Wednesday over Oklahoma's attempts to resume executions nine months after a bungled lethal injection i...

Drugs, Not Heart Attack, Killed Inmate In Bungled Execution

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after hi...

How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Executions Went Awry

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through ...

Here's Everything You Need To Know To Win An Argument Against Using The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & Nick Wing | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

A Tuesday execution is planned for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Wellons, who was convicted in 1993 and sentenced to death for the 1989 murder of hi...

REPORT: Skin Punctures Reveal Failure To Properly Deliver Lethal Drugs In Botched Execution

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

(Repeats with additional codes for subscribers, no changes to headline or text) By Jon Herskovitz and Heide Brandes Jun...

It Is Time for the Death Penalty to Be Put to Death

Erica Shay | Posted 07.27.2014 | Crime
Erica Shay

Although many victims feel that executing a criminal would be a legitimate human reaction to the heinous crimes committed, the death penalty is too imperfect, costly, discriminatory, and arbitrary to be a legitimate public policy.

Death Row Inmate Wants His Execution Videotaped In Case It's Botched

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 05.16.2014 | Crime

A Missouri man scheduled to be executed next week wants his death videotaped, in an effort to prove that an existing health condition will cause him t...

New Poll: Americans Support Death Penalty By Gas Or Electrocution

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Despite the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, American support for the death penalty remains unwavering. However, a new poll by NBC has shown ...

Texas Death Row Inmate Seeking Delay Cites Botched Execution

AP | MICHAEL GRACZYK | Posted 07.13.2014 | Crime

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court halted a convicted Texas killer's scheduled execution Tuesday so his attorneys can pursue appeals a...

There Is No Humane Death Penalty

Ash Murthy | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime
Ash Murthy

On a Tuesday night in 1999, Clayton Lockett and his accomplices shot 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman and raped her friend. Fifteen years later, again on ...

Execution Cocktail Is Too Painful To Use On Animals: Report

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.07.2014 | Crime

The drug cocktail used to execute an Oklahoma inmate who writhed on the gurney before eventually suffering a massive heart attack is deemed too painfu...

Lawyers Request Execution Stay To Ensure 'Humane' Death For Inmate

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 05.09.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for an Oklahoma inmate who was to be put to death the same night as a botched execution asked the Oklahoma Court of C...

Gov Says 'No Blood On Hands' From Botched Execution She Pressed For

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, May 5 (REUTERS) - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Monday her state had "lawfully carried out a ...

Officials Once Joked About Trading Football Tickets For Lethal Injection Tips

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Emails from 2011 show officials in Oklahoma once joked about trading lethal injection drugs for football tickets. The jokes came in response to a J...

Rick Perry Not Sure If Botched Execution 'Was Inhumane Or Not'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) defended the use of capital punishment and lethal injections Sunday, after the disastrous execution of Clayton Lockett in Ok...

Obama: There Have Been 'Significant' Problems With The Death Penalty

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama acknowledged there have been "significant" problems with the application of the death penalty in the United States. Obama sa...

Killer's Collapsed Vein Wasn't Noticed For 21 Minutes During Botched Execution

AP | By SEAN MURPHY | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Samples of the same drugs used in a botched execution that was stopped after the inmate convulsed and tried to lift his head wi...

Inmate Was Tasered Before His Disastrous Execution

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

Hours before Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett writhed through a bungled execution, prison officials used a stun gun on him and discovered a self-inflic...

Some People Were OK With The Botched Oklahoma Execution

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Media

The botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett on Tuesday night provoked horror in many corners. Some pundits, though, saw little reason for...

White House: Botched Execution Fell Short Of Humane Standards

Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a botched execution of a death row inmate in Oklahoma fell short of the humane standards required when the de...

These Disturbing Truths Shed Light On The Cruelty Of The U.S. Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

Disturbing details about the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett have sparked a new debate on the death penalty. Lockett died of a...

Clayton Lockett's Botched Execution Is Sick And Depressing, But Not Surprising. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

The execution of Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer in Oklahoma, ended in distressing fashion Tuesday, when he was declared dead from a fatal heart...