Here is your death penalty, America:
The execution of Clayton Lockett has failed and the execution of Charles Warner has been stayed.
There was vein failure and the execution wasn’t able to be carried out. Lockett suffered a heart attack and died.
Warner’s execution has been stayed for 14 days.
From a second source:
[Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Robert] Patton halted Lockett’s execution about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. He says there was a vein failure.
Lockett was writhing on the gurney and shaking uncontrollably.
So, in the wake of this botched execution and before they try again in two weeks, let’s hear all about how lethal injection is a humane way to get our revenge. And, by all means, let’s hear more about how states shouldn’t have to disclose what drugs they’re using or where they got them.
And let’s not pretend that strapping these men down and injecting them full of poison would have been less barbaric if it had all gone according to plan.