Grand Jury Declines To Press Charges In Botched Oklahoma Execution


A grand jury in Oklahoma declined to press charges Thursday related to a botched execution in the state, reported The Associated Press.

The grand jury found that the Oklahoma Department of Corrections failed to follow protocol, reported Fox affiliate KOKH, citing a 100-page report.

The grand jury was called on to investigate after Richard Glossip’s execution was cancelled last minute. Glossip had told the Fox station that he was sitting in his cell hours before the execution was called off.

Later, prison officials said that they had received the wrong lethal drug to execute Glossip.

“When the state fails to do its job in carrying out an execution, the ability to dispense justice is impaired for all. This must never happen again,” said Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, reported KOKH.

The state had also executed Charles Warner who said he felt as if his body was “on fire” as the drugs were administered, reported KOKH.

This post has been updated.