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Oklahoma Execution

Drugs, Not Heart Attack, Killed Inmate In Bungled Execution

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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...

Rachel Maddow's Horrifying Segment

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.30.2014 | Media

Rachel Maddow had a sobering, shocking segment about the botched execution in Oklahoma on Tuesday night. Prison authorities were forced to stop the...

Botched Execution Raises Questions About U.S. Death Penalty

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

(Fixes syntax in second paragraph) By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY, April 29 (Reuters) - Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett...

Oklahoma Governor Orders Probe Of Botched Execution That She Pushed For

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an investigation into the botched execution of a death row inmate and issued a 14-day sta...

Chilling Tweets Detail Botched Execution

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime

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

Oklahoma Botches Clayton Lockett's Execution

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE and SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.29.2014 | Crime

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma death row inmate writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle against the restraints holding him to a gur...

Execution For 2 Inmates Will Proceed Despite Plea To Reveal Mystery Drugs

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs tha...

2 Executions Stayed By Okla. Court

AP | TIM TALLEY | Posted 06.21.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A sharply divided Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the executions of two death row inmates who have challenged the secre...

REVEALED: Oklahoma's Execution Drugs Used In Just One Other State

AP | BAILEY ELISE McBRIDE | Posted 04.02.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma on Tuesday revealed the combination of drugs it plans to use to execute two men later this month — a mix that's been...