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APR 29, 2014 - The Week

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Oklahoma inmate dies from heart attack after botched execution

An Oklahoma Death Row inmate died Tuesday night from a heart attack after the delivery of the lethal drug combination that was supposed to kill him was botched.The New York Times reports that Clayton D. Lockett "began to twitch and gasp" after authorities deemed he was unconscious, about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. Witnesses stated that he said, "Something's wrong," and the doctor in the room discovered that "the line had blown" and the drugs were no longer entering his bloodstream.Lockett was set to be the first of two inmates put to death Tuesday night, but after ... Read More

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