AT A GLANCE
These questions were sent from The Oklahoman to the state Corrections Department on Friday about Tuesday’s execution of Clayton Derrell Lockett.
•Does using one vein instead of two comply with DOC’s lethal injection protocol?
•Was a call made for medical assistance, such as for an EMT, or an ambulance?
•Were attempts to revive Lockett, such as CPR, etc., made by any medical or DOC staff in the execution chamber?
•Director Patton was told there was not enough drugs to proceed after the curtains were closed. Does that mean there were only enough remaining drugs for Wanrer’s execution, and if so, why weren’t they used and Warner’s execution stayed?
•Once it was determined there was only one viable vein, did DOC staff recommend to the governor’s office and the attorney general’s office that a stay for Lockett be given instead of proceeding with the execution?
•Did the governor’s and the attorney general’s offices know there was only one vein before the execution began? Who made the final call to proceed?
•How many times in the past have executions in Oklahoma gone forward using one vein? How many times has a groin vein been used in an execution by the state? Has a groin vein ever been used as one of two veins, and if so, how many times? Can you provide examples?
•The last 10 minutes of Lockett’s life are not included in the timeline released Thursday. What happened from 6:56 to 7:06 p.m.?
•Did Lockett ever attempt suicide? If so, how? How did he lacerate himself on the right arm, and how bad was that injury?
•Was Lockett dehydrated? How do you explain his lack of viable veins?
FROM STAFF REPORTS