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Execution postponed after botched lethal injection

The second of a rare double execution in the US has been postponed for 14 days after the first execution was halted when the inmate appeared to regain consciousness. Clayton Lockett later died of a heart attack.

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Execution drugs 'weren't working as designed'

The drugs used in the botched lethal injection of Clayton Lockett "weren't working as they were designed to", a prison spokesman has said.

Jerry Massie told reporters:

"We believe that a vein was blown and the drugs weren't working as they were designed to. The director ordered a halt to the execution."

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