Gov. Mary Fallin late Tuesday issued a stay of execution for one inmate after prison officials said another inmate’s veins collapsed during an earlier execution procedure.
“I have asked the Department of Corrections to conduct a full review of Oklahoma’s execution procedures to determine what happened and why during this evening’s execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett,” Fallin said in a statement. “I have issued an executive order delaying the execution of Charles Frederick Warner for 14 days to allow for that review to be completed.”
Warner was scheduled to be executed two hours after Lockett’s procedure began. Warner’s execution is now scheduled for May 13.
Lockett was convicted of the 1999 murder of Stephanie Neiman, 19, in Perry. Warner was convicted of killing his girlfriend’s baby daughter in 1997.
Read the statement from the governor's office in its...