OKLAHOMA (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has released the results of an investigation detailing the execution of convict Clayton Lockett, according to KFOR.
The investigation stated that Lockett died from lethal injection, KFOR reported.
The department originally said Lockett’s veins collapsed during the execution and he died after a heart attack, calling it ‘botched’, according to KFOR.
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety gathered evidence and said other factors contributed to the death, KFOR reported. The report states IV access was the major issue with the execution, according to KFOR.
“The physician and paramedic made several attempts to start a viable IV accesspoint. They both believed the IV access was the major issue with this execution. This investigation concluded the viability of the IV access point was the single greatest factor that contributed to the difficulty in administering the execution drugs,” the report states.
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