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  • executions

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

  • Joseph Wood

    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 […]

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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 […]

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    Tsunami warning cancelled after 7.9 earthquake in Alaska

    (CNN) — An initial tsunami advisory has been canceled for coastal Alaska. One had been issued after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Monday about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. The quake had a depth of 71 miles, according to seismologists. The town of Adak evacuated its 150 residents to a shelter about 600 […]

  • Marcus Wellons

    Georgia man first to be put to death since Oklahoma’s botched lethal injection

    (CNN) — A Georgia man became the first inmate in the United States to be put to death since the botched execution of an Oklahoma man in April. Marcus A. Wellons, 59, was declared dead at 11:56 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The newspaper […]