Okla. Gov. Orders Independent Review Of Botched Execution

Photo courtesy of affiliate station KFOR.

Photo courtesy of affiliate station KFOR.

Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an independent review of the botched execution that took place on Tuesday (April 29), according to a report from affiliate station KFOR.

Gov. Fallin said the review will show:

  1. The cause of Clayton Lockett’s death found by an independent pathologist’s autopsy.
  2. If the correct protocols and procedures were followed in Lockett’s execution.
  3. How to help Oklahoma improve protocols and procedures in Oklahoma executions

“He had his day in court,” Gov. Fallin said. “I believe the legal process worked. I believe the death penalty is an appropriate response and punishment.”

“However, I also believe the state needs to be certain of its protocols and procedures for executions and that they work,” Gov. Fallin said. “For that reason, I have asked for a review of the Department of Corrections’ execution protocols.”

KFOR also reported that Gov. Fallin refused to answer questions.

To read the full story from affiliate station KFOR – Channel 4, click here. 

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