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UPDATE | Autopsy underway after botched Okla. execution



Published: Wed, April 30, 2014 @ 12:53 p.m.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials are conducting an autopsy of a death row inmate who convulsed violently during his botched execution before he apparently died of a massive heart attack.

Medical examiner's spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the autopsy on 38-year-old Clayton Lockett was being performed today in Tulsa.

During his execution Tuesday evening that used a new sedative in a three-drug combination, Lockett gritted his teeth, tried to lift his head and convulsed violently after he had already been declared unconscious by a doctor. The state's prison director then halted the execution, and Lockett died later.

Elliott said the coroner will examine the body, including the sites where the drugs were administered, and conduct a toxicology report to determine the cause and manner of death.


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1Ytownnative(1036 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

He shot a 19 YO and buried her alive after a home invasion. Maybe they should of shot him a few times and buried him alive instead. I'm sure he went more peacefully then she did.

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2handymandave(474 comments)posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

The cause of death was his own wickedness. The manner of death was delivered by the state and not rapid enough.

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