Attorney General says Oklahoma to resume executions

The Associated Press - February 15, 2020 10:58 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials say the state is planning to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of death-chamber mishaps.

In a joint announcement on Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter, and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow said that the state will resume executions using a three-drug lethal injection protocol. Officials say the state has obtained a supply of those drugs.

Executions were halted following a botched lethal injection in 2014 that left an inmate writhing on the gurney as well as drug mix-ups in 2015 in which the wrong lethal drugs were delivered.

 

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