A long-awaited state investigation into a botched Oklahoma execution describes a scene marred by repeated failures and delays as prison staff struggled to implement an effective method of killing the inmate, Clayton Lockett.

Staff were unable to find a vein in which to insert an IV line that would deliver the drugs intended to execute Lockett, and when one was located, did not have the necessary equipment to continue the procedure.

When an IV line was finally secured, to a vein in Lockett’s groin area, the prison warden demanded that he was covered with a modesty sheet, which prevented staff from quickly recognising that the execution was going awry. [Read more]

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