Chaos In Oklahoma Death Chamber

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The administration of lethal drugs in the first of two highly controversial executions in Oklahoma went awry Tuesday evening. The inmate ultimately died of a heart attack, and the second execution was postponed for two weeks. The gruesomely ironic twist is that these two executions have been the focus of a titanic legal battle in the state over the drugs used in lethal injection executions.

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