A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
Crews battled a large wildfire in Logan County near Guthrie on Sunday that had burned several homes.
Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after officials stopped the scheduled execution.
The head of Oklahoma’s Department of Corrections said in a letter to the governor Thursday that the state must change its execution procedures to allow for more oversight after an inmate suffered an agonizing death this week as the state tried to execute him.
Officials stopped the lethal injection execution of Clayton Lockett after a new drug was administered. Doctors say Lockett died of a heart attack.
Authorities say a tornado has killed two people in the small northeastern Oklahoma town of Quapaw.
Guthrie firefighters say a 15-year-old boy has been killed in a house fire.
Prosecutors say Jeremy Lee Sappington shot Verna Sarten in the head then tried to set fire to the house.
Authorities say the man was dazed and confused after spending two days underground.
Okla. Bill That Allows Business Owners To Refuse Service To Gays Over Religious Beliefs To Be Rewritten
An Oklahoma bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays will be rewritten and likely won’t be considered in its current form this legislative session, the measure’s House author said Tuesday.