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Autopsy released on Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett's botched execution

BY ZIVA BRANSTETTER and CARY ASPINWALL, Tulsa World Published: August 28, 2014

A Texas medical examiner’s autopsy of inmate Clayton Lockett’s body after his botched execution found the inmate died "as the result of judicial execution by lethal injection."

Autopsy results were released Thursday, nearly four months after the lethal injection drugs used to execute Lockett in April left him mumbling and writhing on the gurney. Officials initially estimated his autopsy would take about three weeks.

The autopsy notes seven attempts to start an IV line on Lockett and concludes: "It is our opinion that Clayton Derrell Lockett, a 38-year-old black male, died as the result of judicial execution by lethal injection."

Editor's note: You can read the autopsy report for yourself below.

Lockett autopsy report

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