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Oklahoma Botches Execution, Halts Others

A botched execution by lethal injection in Oklahoma left an inmate writhing on the gurney for more than 40 minutes before he eventually died from a heart attack. Oklahoma's Department of Corrections said inmate Clayton Lockett was issued the first of the state's new three-drug lethal injection combination on Tuesday. Thirteen minutes later the convicted rapist and murderer began breathing heavily and clenching his teeth, causing the doctor on scene to halt the execution. Officials...

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