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Death penalty protestors gather at State Capitol to keep movement alive

OKLAHOMA  – Efforts against the death penalty after the state’s last botched execution continue at the State Capitol.

Leaders of the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, local churches, NAACP and ACLU gathered at the Capitol Sunday in hopes to reach state leaders as they reconsider the state’s execution policies.

After last month’s botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett, the state placed a six month stay on executions.

Rally goers are calling for a permanent moratorium and trying to keep the movement alive.

They want to ensure the state’s review of the execution process is truly independent.