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Lawyer seeks 2nd autopsy after botched execution

  • Associated Press
  • May 6, 2014 - 6:15 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — An attorney for the Oklahoma inmate who died after a botched execution last week says he is seeking a second independent autopsy.

Attorney David Autry said Tuesday he has requested another autopsy be conducted on Clayton Lockett, whose body was sent to Dallas for an independent autopsy, with results expected in eight to 12 weeks.

Lockett writhed on the gurney and moaned during an execution that was halted. He died a short time later from an apparent heart attack.

Attorneys for another Oklahoma inmate who had been scheduled for execution the same night at Lockett have asked for at least a six-month delay pending a review of what went wrong. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday directed the state to respond to Charles Warner's request by Thursday.

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