The Supreme Court on Monday ruled to uphold a procedure used by states to carry out executions by lethal injection after a challenge over a problematic case in Oklahoma in 2014.
Clayton Lockett Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Clayton Lockett, 38, on April 29, 2014, after the use of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned. Lockett, who was convicted of shooting a 19-year-old woman and watching two accomplices bury her alive, died of a heart attack 43 minutes after the execution began. Buy Photo
STORY: Inmate dies following botched Oklahoma execution, second execution delayed
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