UPDATE: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt spoke Thursday about the new lethal injection drugs the state will use in upcoming executions.
Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are expected to ask for a second delay in execution because their attorneys do not feel they know enough about the lethal drug combination that will be used to kill them.
The state has refused to reveal the name of the compounding pharmacy that makes the drugs.
Although, the State Supreme Court ruled the secrecy unconstitutional on March 26.
Crowds shuffled in, anxious to hear what Pruitt would reveal about the new cocktail of Midazolam, pancuronium bromide and Potassium Chloride.
Debra Wyatt watched, carrying a picture of her mom and dad, AJ and Patsy Cantrell.
Appeal after appeal, the execution date of her parents’ murderer, Scott Eizember, is in constant limbo while attorneys argue over the drugs that will kill him.
“My blood starts to boil, and I cry, and I rant, and I rave,” said Wyatt.
Two recent cases are delaying the process: the executions of Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner.
Both men confessed to their crimes.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt said, “Two defendants, one of which I might add, raped and killed an 11-month-old child and another who killed a woman and buried her alive and laughed as they left.”
Pruitt isn’t happy with the delay.
However, the inmates’ attorneys fear the new lethal injection cocktail will cause pain to their clients, and that would be unconstitutional.
They want to know who is making the drugs.
“I don’t know whether it was tested. I don’t know who tested it. I don’t know how it’s been stored, don’t know the expiration date. So I have all those questions,” said Attorney Madeline Cohen.
“Justice has been delayed,” said Pruitt. “Justice has been denied because of a perceived problem with the fact that we don’t provide the source of our drugs.”
Pruitt says if the state reveals the compounding pharmacies making these drugs, those pharmacists could be in danger.
In other states, they’ve received death threats.
“The source doesn’t matter unless your desires are different you want to intimidate and pressure,” said Pruitt.
The Attorney General plans to appeal the Oklahoma County District’s decision stating that the secrecy is unconstitutional.
He did promise to provide more information about the drugs.
Hearing it all, Wyatt says she wants it to end with Eizember’s death.
“He killed my parents with a gun, but he’s going to get the easy way out. He’s going to be put to sleep,” said Wyatt.