State death row executions to resume

OKC, Okla. — Oklahoma is planning to resume executing death-row inmates, five years after lethal injections were put on hold following a series of death chamber mishaps.

In a joint announcement Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt, Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow said the state will resume executions using a three-drug lethal injection protocol.

Officials say the state has obtained a supply of those drugs.

Executions were halted following an improper lethal injection in 2014 that left an inmate writhing on the gurney and drug mix-ups in 2015 in which the wrong lethal drugs were delivered.

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