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Independent Investigation Continues Into Botched Oklahoma Execution

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Clayton Lockett was convicted of rape and murder in 2000. Clayton Lockett was convicted of rape and murder in 2000.

The investigation into the botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett continues.

Oklahoma's Department of Public Safety investigative team is awaiting the independent autopsy report performed by the Southwestern Institute for Forensic Science.

Once the final autopsy report is complete, it will be added to the summary of findings by the OKDPS and made available to the public.

5/13/14 Related Story: Texas Execution On Hold Following Oklahoma Botched Lethal Injection

"I appreciate the meticulous and pragmatic process the Southwestern Institute for Forensic Science is utilizing in order to deliver an accurate and thorough autopsy report," said OKDPS Commissioner, Michael Thompson.

"I do look forward to our investigative team receiving the report, so that we can conclude our part of the investigation and deliver the findings to the Governor's Office and the public."

Lockett died from a massive heart attack that occurred almost 40 minutes after the execution began.

Gov. Mary Fallin called for the  independent investigation into exactly what went wrong during Lockett's execution.

4/30/2014 Related Story: Governor Fallin Calls For Independent Review Following Botched Execution

4/30/2014 Related Story: Oklahoma Inmate Execution Halted, Dies From Heart Attack

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