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Oklahoma Execution

Oklahoma Reportedly Used The Wrong Drug In A January Execution

AP | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma used the wrong drug to stop an inmate's heart during an execution in January, according to an autopsy report obta...

Charles Frederick Warner's Last Words Before Execution: 'My Body Is On Fire'

AP/HuffPost | Posted 03.17.2015 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- In its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, Oklahoma executed a convicted killer with a three-drug method ...

Oklahoma And Florida Execute Inmates After Supreme Court Refuses Stay

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 03.17.2015 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma executed a death row inmate Thursday in its first lethal injection since a botched one last spring, and it carried ...

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...

Oklahoma Prisons Boss 'Confident' Inmate Will Be Properly Executed

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One week before a man's scheduled execution for killing a baby, the head of Oklahoma's prison system said he's confident in his...

Oklahoma Set To Use The Same Drugs It Used In The Botched Execution

AP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Crime

Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three dr...

Media Argues For Right To View Executions

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Restricting the media from witnessing an execution cuts off the public's ability to have a fair and uncensored look at the stat...

Official: Oklahoma Not Ready For November Execution

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state n...

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...

Death Row Inmates Sue Over Oklahoma's Controversial Execution Methods

AP | By SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — By tinkering with Oklahoma's lethal injection procedures, prison officials are experimenting on death row inmates and violating...

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...

Is Execution by Lethal Injection Medical Research?

Ruth Macklin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics
Ruth Macklin

Given the stakes, it's time to lift the veil of secrecy. We need transparency, not a drawn curtain.

Ryan J. Reilly

Ditch Death Penalty 'Cocktail,' Bipartisan Justice Panel Says | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan panel of justice experts recommends states stop using a drug "cocktail" for death penalty lethal injections. "States are...

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 ...

What It's Like To Witness An Execution

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media

In the wake of the controversy over Oklahoma's disturbingly botched execution of Clayton Lockett last week, CNN's Brian Stelter spoke to two reporters...

Obama Orders Policy Review On Executions

The New York Times | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

President Obama declared this week’s botched execution in Oklahoma “deeply disturbing” and directed the attorney general on Friday to review how...

Even With Oklahoma's Bungled Execution, These Lawmakers Won't Abandon The Death Penalty

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-pe...

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...

The Three-Drug Cocktail as Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Elizabeth L. Silver | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime
Elizabeth L. Silver

Try new cocktails or come up with a new form of execution. Yet the option of stopping executions altogether in lieu of human experimentation with new drugs never seemed to be a third option.

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...

GOP Senator Defends Death Penalty In Wake Of Botched Execution

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) is defending the death penalty in the wake of a botched lethal injection in his home state. Clayton Lockett, a 38-year-ol...

Mary Fallin: Review Of Botched Execution Would Be 'Effective And Also Appropriate'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) gave a statement Wednesday on the botched execution of Clayton Lockett, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night after c...

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...