Apr 30, 2014 12:40 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma officials are conducting an autopsy of a death row inmate who convulsed violently during his botched execution before he apparently died of a massive heart attack.
Medical examiner's spokeswoman Amy Elliott says the autopsy on 38-year-old Clayton Lockett was being performed Wednesday in Tulsa.
During his execution Tuesday evening that used a new sedative in a three-drug combination, Lockett gritted his teeth, tried to lift his head and convulsed violently after he had already been declared unconscious by a doctor. The state's prison director then halted the execution, and Lockett died later.
Elliott said the coroner will examine the body, including the sites where the drugs were administered, and conduct a toxicology report to determine the cause and manner of death.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
12 minutes ago
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more