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Inmates in three states cite botched Oklahoma execution in death row appeals

Three U.S. death row inmates have filed new appeals seeking to stop their executions citing apparent suffering by a prisoner put to death in a botched procedure in Oklahoma last month. Robert James Campbell, who is due to die in Texas on Tuesday, sought a stay on the grounds that…

Oklahoma imposes six-month moratorium on executions

Oklahoma’s top appeals court agreed Thursday to halt all executions in the south-central U.S. state for six months, after a botched lethal injection last week triggered accusations of torture. Clayton Lockett’s execution, in which the convicted murderer and rapist died 43 minutes after the start of the lethal injection and…

Oklahoma examines what went wrong in botched execution

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) – The autopsy of an inmate who died, apparently of a heart attack, during a botched execution was begun on Wednesday in Oklahoma, while Governor Mary Fallin called for an investigation into what went wrong in the death chamber. Convicted murderer and rapist Clayton…

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