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# Clayton Lockett

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Slow botched execution of Oklahoma murderer ruled constitutional by US court
Lawyers had argued that the execution of Clayton Lockett was “prolonged and agonising”
Executioners in Oklahoma's botched execution couldn't inject the needle properly
They injected Clayton Lockett in the flesh instead of the vein and he died of a heart attack 45 minutes later.
White House says botched execution wasn't humane, but maintains support for death penalty
President Barack Obama believes the death penalty doesn’t deter crime, but still supports it in some cases.
US inmate 'tortured' in botched execution
Clayton Lockett died after a massive heart attack yesterday, 40 minutes into the execution.