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Paths of Neiman, Lockett crossed on fateful night

By CARY ASPINWALL & ZIVA BRANSTETTER, Tulsa World Published: June 22, 2014

This is the first story in a three-part series by the Tulsa World on problems with Oklahoma executions revealed in the wake of the April 29 botched execution of Clayton Lockett. While the execution caused an outcry over pain Lockett may have felt, this article tells the story of Lockett's victim and the heinous crime that led to his death sentence. It was compiled using records and interviews, including the transcript from the murder trial of Clayton Lockett, his 1999 police interrogation video, archived news reports, interviews and public records. Jane Doe is a pseudonym for the female victim who was raped by Lockett, because the Tulsa World does not identify victims of sex crimes.

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