Oklahoma Stops Execution After Botching Drug Delivery

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(CNN) — Oklahoma authorities stopped one execution Tuesday and postponed another after botching the delivery of drugs.

Convicted murderer Clayton Lockett was sedated and then given the second and third drugs in the protocol, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton told reporters.

“There was some concern at that time that the drugs were not having the effect, so that doctor observed the line and determined that the line had blown,” he said.

When asked what he meant by “blown,” Patton said that Lockett’s vein had “exploded.”

“I notified the attorney general’s office, the governor’s office of my intent to stop the execution and requested a stay for 14 days for the second execution scheduled this afternoon,” said Patton.

Lockett later suffered what appeared to be a heart attack and died, the director said.

6 comments

    • janis fulliofdrugs

      Tell that to the 19 yr old victim who was shot with a sawed off shotgun and then buried alive, you blithering dummy.

  • Ecclesiastes 8:11

    “Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, therefore the hearts of the sons of men among them are given fully to do evil.”

    Ecclesiastes 8:11

    • janis fulliofdrugs

      Genesis 9:5-6:
      “For your lifeblood I will require a reckoning…from his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.
      Whoever sheds the blood of man,
      By man shall his blood be shed,
      For God made man in his own image.”

  • evette

    I really wouldn’t care how these cowards died. I’ve always wondered why criminals got such a peaceful death…when most of their victims had such a hellish nighmare before being killed. Sounds about even to me. I’m sure the victims family didn’t lose any sleep.

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