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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Lethal Injection Gone Wrong Halts Death Penalty In Oklahoma

"A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.

Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination was administered. Three minutes later, though, he began breathing heavily, writhing, clenching his teeth and straining to lift his head off the pillow." 

Read more from Associated Press here:http://bigstory.ap.org/article/oklaho...

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