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Mon March 24, 2014
Oklahoma's Execution Protocol Changed
Lawyers for two Oklahoma inmates say the state has informed them that it has changed execution procedures — and that there are now five acceptable ways to kill condemned inmates.
In court papers filed Monday, lawyers for Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner said they were notified Friday night that Oklahoma's execution protocol had changed. The state had used a three-drug combination, but new possibilities include a mega-dose of pentobarbital or two new drug combinations.
Lockett and Warner sued the Oklahoma Department of Corrections last month, challenging a law that bars the disclosure of specifics about the state's execution procedures. They want to ensure that the drugs that would be used to kill them are pure.
The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said it could not comment on pending litigation.
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