McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A botched execution in Oklahoma has the governor ordering the state Department of Corrections to do a full review.
Convicted killer Clayton Lockett was given the first of a three-drug lethal injection Tuesday, when he started thrashing and clenching his teeth, and was straining to lift his head off the pillow.
Prison officials halted the proceedings, but Lockett died of a heart attack a short time later.
Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered a 14-day stay of execution for another inmate who was scheduled to die Tuesday.