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Oklahoma Execution Botched, Prisoner Dies Of Heart Attack After Writhing In Pain

• Jonathan Turley
For death penalty advocates, Oklahoma was featuring a type of macabre double header tonight: two executions to be held within hours of each other. That objective however failed in a most disturbing possible way after the first execution of Clayton Lockett left him in obvious agony for over 25 minutes. He eventually died from a heart attack and the second execution was postponed....

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