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  • UPDATE: Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin approves never-before-used execution method

    UPDATE: Gov. Mary Fallin signed House Bill 1879, which allows officials to perform executions using nitrogen hypoxia if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional. Under current Oklahoma law, if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional, the state can revert to the electric chair as a second alternative and firing squad as the third alternative. However, the bill […]

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    New documents reveal botched Oklahoma execution details

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Death row prisoner Clayton Lockett, who ultimately died after Oklahoma officials botched his execution in 2014, played a role in helping his execution team try to find a viable vein, according to new documents released last week. A paramedic charged with starting an IV for Lockett on April 29th, told state officials […]

  • Lawmakers want execution by nitrogen

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A new study released suggests execution by nitrogen is a good alternative to capital punishment using the Midazolam cocktail. A new bill is already moving through the capitol; it has passed the house and is waiting on a senate version. Legislators in support are confident it will become law, as it received an overwhelming bi-partisan […]

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    Alternate method of execution one step closer to becoming law

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a measure that would make Oklahoma the first state to use nitrogen gas to kill death row inmates. This comes as Oklahoma’s current execution procedures are under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. Rep. Mike Christian says last year’s botched execution of Clayton Lockett motivated him […]

  • ‘Within two seconds the inmate would lose consciousness,’ Lawmakers push to execute death row inmates by nitrogen gas

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Late Tuesday afternoon the Oklahoma House Committee passed a measure that would make Oklahoma the first state to use nitrogen gas to kill death row inmates. Just hours before a similar bill was passed by the Senate. This comes as Oklahoma’s current execution procedures are under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. […]

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    Investigation results released in Oklahoma inmate’s execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Saying there was no one specifically to blame for the botched execution of inmate Clayton Lockett in McAlester five months ago, Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commissioner Michael Thompson released a detailed investigative report Thursday entitled “The Execution of Clayton D. Lockett.” At a press conference at DPS Headquarters, Thompson addressed […]

  • Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer, is suing the Oklahoma Department of Corrections over its execution laws.

    Brother of man killed during ‘botched’ execution files lawsuit, claims he was tortured to death

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The brother of a convicted murderer, who was put to death earlier this year, is now suing Oklahoma officials. Gary Lockett filed a lawsuit against several high-ranking officials related to the death of his brother Clayton Lockett. In April, Lockett died after something went wrong during his execution. Click here to read more […]

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    U.S. Supreme Court orders Oklahoma to temporarily stop executions using controversial drug

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma inmate is granted a stay of execution. The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday they are ordering Oklahoma to halt executions using midazolam. “Respondents’ application for stays of execution of sentences of death presented to Justice Sotomayor and by her referred to the Court is granted and it is hereby ordered […]

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    OK Attorney General requests stay for Oklahoma death row inmates

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s future executions are in limbo. Earlier today, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt requested stays of execution for three death row inmates while the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the lethal injection policy in Oklahoma. Scott Pruitt is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for the stays of execution rather than Oklahoma’s governor because […]

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    Oklahoma inmate said his ‘body was on fire’ prior to being executed for 1997 murder and rape

    McALESTER, Okla.– The state of Oklahoma completed its first execution, Thursday night, since the botched lethal injection of a death row inmate last April. Charles Frederick Warner was pronounced dead at 7:28 p.m. The man convicted of raping and killing 11-month-old Adrianna Waller in 1997 was put to death on Thursday after the Supreme Court denied Warner’s appeal. One of […]

  • Oklahoma inmate Charles Warner has been put to death for 1997 murder and rape of infant

    UPDATE: 1/15/15 7:33 p.m.  The Department of Corrections confirms Oklahoma inmate Charles Frederick Warner has been executed at 7:28 p.m.   UPDATE: 1/15/15 6:20PM. The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the appeal of Charles Frederick Warner clearing the way for the execution to proceed. Four justices dissented — Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.  Writing for […]