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Convicted Oklahoma Murderer Dies of Massive Heart Attack During Botched Execution
Convicted Oklahoma Murderer Dies of Massive Heart Attack During Botched Execution
Convicted murderer Clayton Lockett was scheduled to be executed at 6:00 p.m. tonight (April 29). While authorities were administering the lethal injection they discovered the line into Lockett's arm had blown. Prison officials halted the execution and at 7:06 p.m. Lockett suffered a massive heart attack and passed away.
Emergency Appeal Filed To Stop Rhoades Execution
Emergency Appeal Filed To Stop Rhoades Execution
The attorneys for condemned Idaho inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades have filed an emergency appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court in hopes of staving off the execution set for Friday morning. In a 33-page brief to the court, Oliver Loewy and the other attorneys with the Federal Defenders of Idaho reiterated Rhoades' contention that Idaho's new lethal injection protocol is likely to be botched, causing him t