Botched execution triggers suit

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) A federal lawsuit has been filed involving the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett in April.

The suit has been filed by two news publications and the ACLU, who all say more transparency is needed.

On April 29, prison officials in McAlester used a different mixture of drugs for Lockett’s execution after the normal drugs were no longer available.

Its procedures were questioned when Lockett appeared to writhe in pain, regain consciousness and speak during the execution.

More than 30 minutes after the IV was inserted, execution officials closed the shades so witnesses could no longer see what was happening.

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