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Clayton Lockett Was Tasered On The Day Of His Botched Execution

Huffington Post - 30 Apr 2014
Hours before Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett writhed through a bungled execution, prison officials used a stun gun on him and discovered a self-inflicted wound in his arm. Earlier on Tuesday, Lockett, 38, had been obstinate, refusing to eat, cooperate ...
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No Second Chances: What to Do After a Botched Execution

U.S. News & World Report - 16 Nov 2017
In April 2014, when Oklahoma tried to execute Clayton Lockett, officials also had problems finding a usable vein. They finally inserted the needle into a vein in his groin. When the lethal drugs were administered, Lockett struggled violently: The ...
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Death penalty system flawed, its existence more so

The Badger Herald - 10 Nov 2017
In April 2014, in its pursuit of justice, the State of Oklahoma tortured Clayton Lockett to death. The State's ham-fisted efforts to kill Lockett culminated in a gruesome and bloody ordeal which lasted more than an hour and only ended when Lockett ...
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Witnessing death: AP reporters describe problem executions

The Denver Post - 29 Apr 2017
Clayton Lockett's execution left the inmate writhing and clenching his teeth inside the death chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. His movements led prison officials to halt the proceedings before his eventual death about 43 minutes ...
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The Cruel and Unusual Execution of Clayton Lockett

The Atlantic - 14 May 2015
On the morning of his execution, Clayton Lockett hid under the covers. Before a team of correctional officers came to get him at 5:06 a.m., he fashioned a noose out of his sheets. He pulled the blade out of a safety razor and made half-inch-long cuts ...
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Arkansas Is About to Repeat My State's Gruesome Mistakes

ACLU (blog) - 14 Apr 2017
Almost three years ago, Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner were scheduled for execution in Oklahoma on the same night. You might remember that it didn't go well. Of the two, only Lockett was killed that evening, and the manner of his death — the ...
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Oklahoma court grants stay after botched execution

CNN - 09 May 2014
Earlier, the state's attorney general had said his office would not object to the stay for Charles Warner. An investigation into the death of Clayton Lockett last month continues. His lethal injection was stopped because of problems in administering ...
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What it was like watching the botched Oklahoma execution

Washington Post - 02 May 2014
A dozen people filed into a small room on Tuesday evening to watch Clayton Lockett die. They were media witnesses selected from a lottery, a dozen people chosen to observe the moment because there were only a dozen spots available and more than 12 ...
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Grisly New Details Emerge in Probe of Botched Oklahoma Execution

Mother Jones - 05 Sep 2014
Clayton Lockett's death was anything but quiet. In April, Lockett's execution in Oklahoma was badly botched and brought new scrutiny to the problems with lethal injection. The state's Republican governor, Mary Fallin, ordered the Oklahoma Office of ...
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Appeals court rules Lockett execution was not cruel and inhumane

Tulsa World - 16 Nov 2016
“Apparently, plaintiff claims that Mr. Lockett had a right to communicate with his counsel as he lay on the gurney in the execution chamber, so that he could potentially commence litigation about whatever aspect of the execution process arguably ...

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