Okla. Gov. Orders Independent Review Of Botched Execution
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:
- The cause of Clayton Lockett’s death found by an independent pathologist’s autopsy.
- If the correct protocols and procedures were followed in Lockett’s execution.
- 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.