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Oklahoma Execution

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 ...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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...

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. ...

Man Executed For Brutally Killing Wife Over Insurance Money

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Crime

(Adds byline, background and details) By Steve and Olafson OKLAHOMA CITY, March 15 (Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was exec...