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Oklahoma governor says ‘no blood on hands’ from botched execution

 Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin said on Monday her state had “lawfully carried out a sentence of death” in a botched execution that has been widely criticized as cruel and inhumane. “Justice was served,” Fallin, a Republican, wrote in a monthly column. “The people of Oklahoma do not have blood on their hands.” Convicted murderer and

Oklahoma inmate dies after yet another execution is botched

McALESTER, Okla.  — A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate’s eventual death from a heart attack. Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of the state’s