- fallout May 9
Following the massively controversial botched execution of Clayton Lockett last month, Oklahoma's top appeals court said Thursday it would halt all executions for the next six months so the state can conduct an investigation. After a deeply flawed legal and political battle over the transparency of the lethal cocktail that would be used to kill Lockett, the convicted murderer and rapist was put to death. But the drug did not work effectively, resulting in a gruesome 40-minute ordeal that has made Oklahoma a target of national criticism.
Charles Warner, who was originally set to be executed the same night as Lockett, will now be put to death on Nov. 13.- - Jordan Valinsky
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