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Crime Oklahoma to resume executions now that it has 'reliable supply' of lethal injection drugs

07:25  14 february  2020
07:25  14 february  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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— Oklahoma plans to resume putting inmates to death using lethal injection drugs , five years after officials halted all executions in the wake of a series of The state said it had no plans to change the three- drug sequence that it used in its execution protocol before the moratorium: midazolam, a

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Oklahoma state officials announced Thursday that the state will resume executions by lethal injection, having found a "reliable supply."

The state hasn't executed a death row inmate since January 2015, when Charles Warner was put to death by lethal injection. Another inmate, Richard Glossip, was scheduled to be executed in September of that year but then-Gov. Mary Fallin called for it to be postponed.

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Oklahoma is reportedly planning to resume executing death row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of According to a news release, Oklahoma has obtained a “ reliable supply ” of drugs that will continue to be used, including midazolam, vecuronium

Lethal injection is the practice of injecting one or more drugs into a person (typically a barbiturate, paralytic, and potassium solution) for the express purpose of causing rapid death.

A ban on executions was put in place several days later as the state investigated whether the wrong drug was mistakenly used and a grand jury reviewed the execution protocol.

The state will now use a revised version of the protocol that includes recommendations from the 2016 multicounty grand jury.

"I believe that capital punishment is appropriate for the most heinous of crimes and it is our duty as state officials to obey the laws of the state of Oklahoma by carrying out this somber task," Gov. Kevin Stitt said at a news conference

The three drugs that will continue to be used are midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride, according to Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter.

"There are sufficient drugs to begin the process of scheduling executions," he said.

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Oklahoma is planning to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of death-chamber mishaps, state In a news release, the state said it has obtained a supply of the three drugs : midazolam, vecuronium bromide and potassium chloride.

These states and others have also been forced to try new drugs and combinations as The state will continue to search for supplies of the barbiturates of choice, pentobarbital or sodium Oklahoma has had a moratorium on executions since April 29, when the lethal injection of Mr. Lockett went awry.

The review of the process came in the wake of the 2014 botched execution of Clayton Lockett. Having been sentenced to death for the 1999 shooting of Stephanie Nieman, Lockett was scheduled to die by a three-drug lethal injection cocktail in April 2014 at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. Thirty-three minutes after the administration of the first drug began, the execution was halted.

"The doctor checked the IV and reported the blood vein had collapsed, and the drugs had either absorbed into tissue, leaked out or both," according to a previously released timeline. Lockett died of a heart attack 43 minutes after the execution began.

After Warner's execution the following January, officials learned their drug supplier had sent the Department of Corrections potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride, Fallin said at the time.

She said: "Until we have complete confidence in the system, we will delay any further executions."

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Oklahoma once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation, but executions were put on hold following a botched lethal injection in 2014 that The attorney general's office has said in court filings that it would not request any execution dates until at least five months after the release of the new

Oklahoma has had one of the busiest death chambers in the US, but put executions on hold three years ago after a series of mishaps, including 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.

Hunter, the attorney general, said Thursday that carrying out a death sentence is his most profound responsibility.

"The additions that we've made to the protocol simply add more checks and balances, more safeguards, to the system to ensure that what happened in the past won't happen again," he said.

The updated protocol includes verifying execution drugs at each step and more training for execution teams.

He said he will pursue working to gain the ability to use a gas, nitrogen hypoxia, for executions. A 2015 law says the state cannot use nitrogen hypoxia unless the three-drug combination is not available.

There are 47 people sentenced to death in Oklahoma, 26 of whom have exhausted their appeals, according to the attorney general..

Hunter said the state's Department of Corrections cannot set execution dates for people who have no more appeals until 150 days have passed.

He said state law prohibits him from releasing information about the drug supplier or suppliers.

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