|Man dies of heart attack after botched execution|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
McALESTER, Okla. — An Oklahoma inmate whose execution was halted Tuesday because the delivery of a new drug combination was botched died of a heart attack, the state Department of Corrections said.
Director Robert Patton said inmate Clayton Lockett died Tuesday after all three drugs were administered.
Patton halted Lockett’s execution about 20 minutes after the first drug was administered. He said there was a vein failure.
Lockett was writhing on the gurney and shaking uncontrollably.
The planned execution later Tuesday of a second inmate was postponed.
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