Okla. Killer Dies After Botched Execution
An Oklahoma death row inmate died of a heart attack Tuesday night more than 40 minutes after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs was botched.
The execution of a second convicted murderer was postponed.
Corrections Director Robert Patton halted the execution of Clayton Lockett about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. He said there was a vein failure that prevented the deadly chemicals from reaching Lockett.
Witnesses said Lockett writhed and convulsed on the gurney, shaking uncontrollably.