Oklahoma Gov. wants probe to include botched executions

Oklahoma Execution

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A spokesman for Gov. Mary Fallin says the governor wants investigators looking into Oklahoma’s recent flawed execution to consider problems that have popped up in other states such as Ohio and Arizona.

Spokesman Alex Weintz said Friday that an investigation into Oklahoma’s execution should consider what other states have done “both successfully and unsuccessfully.”

Fallin ordered the Department of Public Safety to conduct a thorough investigation into the April 29 botched lethal injection of Clayton Lockett.

The review also is to determine if prison officials followed the state’s execution protocols and what changes should be made to those protocols.

DPS Capt. George Brown declined to discuss what information investigators have compiled, but Weintz said the probe’s delay is connected to the complete toxicology reports that were ordered on Lockett’s body.


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