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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 […]

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    Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nears

    (CNN) — Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day. The last one was Clayton Lockett‘s. “I’ve seen it on TV,” says Glossip, 51, in a telephone call […]

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    UPDATE: Court’s decision allows Oklahoma to move forward with scheduled execution

    UPDATE:  21 Oklahoma inmates on death row are still trying to stop their executions, including one man who is scheduled to die later this week. The group filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol. They were seeking an injunction to stop their executions until a district court could rule on the allegations. […]

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    Two-hour Arizona execution followed correct protocol, says independent report

    (CNN) — An independent report released Monday into the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood revealed the state’s Department of Corrections followed protocol. “This independent review concluded that at all times following the administration of the execution protocol, the inmate was fully sedated, was totally unresponsive to stimuli, and as a result did not suffer,” […]

  • Judge prepares to make decision in stopping Oklahoma executions

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony wrapping up today inside a federal courtroom as a judge prepares to make a decision in stopping Oklahoma executions. Today, the court mainly heard about what went wrong in the execution chamber. One paramedic told investigators, “Black people have smaller veins than white people.” The paramedic was saying that’s one reason […]

  • Testimony continues in push to halt executions in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Testimony continued Thursday in the effort to temporarily stop all executions in Oklahoma. Twenty-one death row inmates are suing the state after the botched execution of convicted killer Clayton Lockett back in April. There’s continued controversy behind the drug cocktail. A big part of witness testimony Thursday was the drug used to sedate […]