State of Oklahoma

Posted: Feb 14, 2020 3:40 AMUpdated: Feb 14, 2020 3:40 AM

Attorney General Says Oklahoma to Resume Executions

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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 Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow said 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 and drug mix-ups in 2015 in which the wrong lethal drugs were delivered.


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