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Oklahoma governor orders probe of botched execution

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has ordered an investigation into the botched execution of a death row inmate and issued a 14-day stay of execution for a second inmate who was scheduled to die.

On Tuesday, Fallin ordered the Department of Corrections to review the state's execution procedures and determine what happened during the execution of Clayton Lockett.

Lockett shook uncontrollably, writhed on the gurney, and gritted his teeth for several minutes after execution began using a new three-drug combination.  Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton stopped the execution after he said a doctor determined Lockett's vein failed.

Patton said Lockett was pronounced dead of a heart attack about 45 minutes after the execution began.

A second inmate, Charles Warner, had been scheduled to die later Tuesday.
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