By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Updated: 4 hr ago
Medical examiner reports on five men executed in Oklahoma in 2014 and 2013 show no indication of a recent drug mix-up that has led to a halt on all lethal injections in the state.
All executions in the state have been put on hold while officials investigate why the drug, potassium acetate, was used to execute Charles Frederick Warner in January and almost used on Richard Eugene Glossip last month before his lethal injection was called off.
This drug is not part of the three-drug lethal injection protocol in Oklahoma. Instead, the protocol calls for potassium chloride. Both drugs stop the heart in a high-enough dosage.
The Oklahoman obtained medical examiner reports Friday on five men put to death in 2014 and 2013 and
By RICK M. GREEN Capitol Bureau email@example.com | Updated: 19 hr ago
The Oklahoma Commissioners of the Land Office approved a plan Thursday to buy the Oklahoma City-County Health Department office near the state Capitol for about $3 million, with the idea of making it the future home of the state medical examiner.