• 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 […]

  • 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 feet above sea level after the initial tsunami warning, City Manager Layton Lockett told CNN. There were no initial reports of quake damage in Adak […]

  • 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 was one of the media witnesses to the execution. Wellons’ execution was one of three scheduled in less than 24 hours. John Winfield was put […]

  • Bombshell: Executed Oklahoma inmate’s attorneys release shocking findings from autopsy

    OKLAHOMA CITY –  A preliminary autopsy report gives a better idea of what went wrong during a botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate earlier this year. On April 29, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection. After being injected with a lethal injection drug cocktail, Lockett was conscious, moving and talking throughout the process when he should have been unconscious. After nearly 45 minutes, Lockett was pronounced dead after suffering a massive heart attack. Click here for more […]

  • Oklahoma lawmaker looks at alternative to execute inmates

    OKLAHOMA – How would you feel about Oklahoma using a firing squad to execute inmates? That’s one option a lawmaker wants the state to consider in the wake of a botched execution in McAlester. Convicted killer Clayton Lockett died of heart attack April 29 – 43 minutes into his execution by lethal injection. Officials say his vein collapsed when the death drugs weren’t administered properly. There are death penalty options available in Oklahoma, if lethal injection is considered cruel and […]