Oklahoma Inmate Dies After Convulsing During Botched Execution

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An Oklahoma inmate died Tuesday following a botched execution in McCalester, according to a report from our partners at KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City.

Authorities on Tuesday night injected Clayton Lockett with drugs meant to lull him to sleep and kill him. Instead, Lockett maintained consciousness, and eyewitnesses said he began convulsing. A doctor in the room then decided to stop the execution after a vein line blew, according to KFOR.

Lockett then suffered a heart attack and died 43 minutes after the first injection.

Click here to read the whole story from KFOR.


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