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GOP Sen. Inhofe: Botched Execution Shouldn't Change Death Penalty

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Inhofe added that "obviously, they need to find out what went wrong, and I have information that they've already done that."

A day earlier Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) called for an independent review of how the state handles executions in light of the botched Lockett execution.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) on Thursday also said his opinion on executions hadn't changed in light of the events surrounding the Lockett execution.

"It's an unfortunate thing," Coburn said on MSNBC, adding "but any time you're doing something with a body, things can go wrong."