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Oklahoma inmate whose execution was botched dies

McAlester, Okla. (AP) -- The director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said an inmate whose execution was halted because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched has died of a heart attack.

Director Robert Patton said inmate Clayton Lockett died Tuesday after all three drugs were administered.

Patton halted Lockett's execution about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. He said there was a vein failure.

Lockett was writhing on the gurney and shaking uncontrollably.

The planned execution later Tuesday of a second inmate was postponed.

 
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