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Records show state officials joked about exchanging OU-Texas tickets for help with lethal injection drugs

www.coloradoindependent.com Published: March 20, 2014
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An Oklahoma assistant attorney general joked about exchanging advice about how to obtain a drug used in the lethal injection cocktail for tickets to the 2011 OU-Texas football game in a January 2011 email, according to public records obtained by the Colorado Independent.

The emails were published by the Independent on Tuesday, amid an ongoing national debate over the constitutionality of drugs used in lethal injections. The same day, the Oklahoma Court of Appeals decided to delay two executions until next month, after a brief filed Monday by the Oklahoma Attorney General's office indicated that the state has not been able to find an adequate supply of drugs used in lethal injections.

Clayton Derrell Lockett, 38, was scheduled to be put to death Thursday for murdering Stephanie Neiman, 19, in 1999 in Perry. Charles Frederick Warner, 46, was to be executed March 27 for raping and killing 11-month-old Adriana Waller in Oklahoma City in 1997.

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