Judge questions if officials will be ready for November executions

Charles Warner

Charles Warner

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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 be properly trained in time for two November executions.

He says he may consider postponing them to give the state more time to make over 30 changes in their execution protocol.

Charles Warner’s execution was stayed after Lockett’s botched execution.

Warner’s execution has been rescheduled for November 13.




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