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    Judge questions if officials will be ready for November executions

      OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma judge says he has concerns the state of Oklahoma will not be able to make necessary changes to the way they conduct executions in time for two November executions. The botched execution of Clayton Lockett last April revealed problems in execution procedures. Lockett was still alive for over 40 minutes after the drugs were administered. According to the Tulsa World, Federal Judge Stephen Friot questioned in court whether the Department of Corrections staff would […]

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    Lawmaker calls for study on new execution method

    OKLAHOMA CITY – There has been a lot of talk about the death penalty in our state following the botched execution of Clayton Lockett earlier this year. Now one lawmaker is trying to change the conversation. Representative Mike Christian is calling for a new way to execute inmates. He wants to use nitrogen gas. It’s an idea he has asked state lawmakers to review in an interim study. The process is officially called Nitrogen Asphyxiation, a fancy term for the […]

  • DOC “confident” in future executions process

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Public Safety (DPS) released its report on what went wrong during Clayton Lockett’s execution in April. In all, DPS made eleven recommendations to keep that debacle from happening again. Monday, it was the Department Of Corrections’ (DOC) turn to respond. DOC Director Robert Patton said they began reviewing their protocols right after Lockett’s execution. But Patton could not comment on the drugs that were used, or the curtain that was dropped […]

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    Department of Corrections officials discuss recommendations after execution investigation

    UPDATE: Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections spoke about recommendations that have been created following the death of Clayton Lockett. The agency says it is prepared to be in compliance with all the recommendations by the November execution of Charles Warner. When asked why officials said Lockett died after a vein collapsed, authorities say they were simply trying to release information that they believed was correct. “I was incorrect that night,” said Robert Patton, the director of the Oklahoma […]

  • ISIS crisis, botched execution and more on today’s Flash Point

    Today on Flash Point Kevin Ogle talks about the ISIS crisis. According to CNN, President Barack Obama will address the country Wednesday to explain to the nation “what our game plan is going forward” in the fight against ISIS. Also, Ogle talks about preachers preaching politics. Sitting in for Kirk Humphreys is Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt. In part three of Flash Point, Kevin Ogle talks about the controversial botched execution. Recently, The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety released the results of […]

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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 the issues that prompted the Department Of Corrections (DOC) to stop Lockett’s execution after a lethal injection caused his body to convulse April 29th. It […]

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    Investigation results released in Oklahoma inmate’s execution

    OKLAHOMA – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety  has released the results of an investigation  of the execution of inmate Clayton Lockett.   The investigation revealed that Lockett died as the result of lethal injection.   Also, the report recommends changes to the execution protocol by the Department of Corrections.  The investigation results also identify the major issue with this execution. You may remember, the department originally said Lockett’s veins collapsed during his execution and he died from a heart […]

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    Autopsy: Oklahoma inmate dies from lethal injection drugs, not heart attack after ‘botched’ execution

    OKLAHOMA CITY – On Thursday, the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety announced that it has received one of the final pieces of evidence necessary to complete its investigation into the death of an Oklahoma inmate following a botched execution. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection. After being injected with a lethal injection drug cocktail, witnesses say Lockett was conscious, moving and talking throughout the process when he should have been unconscious. After nearly 45 minutes, Lockett […]

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    Federal lawsuit filed after botched execution of Oklahoma inmate, alleges violations

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A federal lawsuit has been filed involving the botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April. The suit has been filed by two news publications and the ACLU, who all say more transparency is needed. On April 29, prison officials in McAlester used a different mixture of drugs for Lockett’s execution after the normal drugs were no longer available. Its procedures were questioned when Lockett appeared to writhe in pain, regain consciousness and speak during the execution. NewsChannel […]

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    Arizona inmate dies after 2 hour long execution

    (CNN) — Joseph Wood died nearly two hours after the start of his execution Wednesday, his attorney said, saying the Arizona inmate struggled to breathe for much of that time. “It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breath for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our efforts to get information about the manufacturer of drugs as well as how Arizona came up with the experimental formula of drugs it used […]

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    Oklahoma death row inmates file lawsuit against state’s execution procedures

    OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 20 death row inmates in Oklahoma are now asking a federal judge to halt their executions. In all, 21 inmates have now filed a lawsuit, claiming the state’s execution procedures are unconstitutional. They also claim state officials are experimenting with inmates’ lives because the current lethal injection protocols could lead to “severe pain, needless suffering, and a lingering death.” This lawsuit follows the botched execution of Clayton Lockett on April 29. Witnesses say he appeared […]