TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 30, 2014

Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin has granted a two-week delay in executions after Clayton Lockett, a convicted murderer, died of a heart attack during a botched lethal injection execution. CNN reports that Lockett’s vein "exploded" in the middle of his execution, prompting authorities to abruptly halt the process and call off another execution later in the day as they try to figure out what went wrong. Gov. Fallin has called for an independent review of the state's execution protocols, WRCB reports.