Clayton Lockett was executed by the State of Oklahoma for kidnapping and murder. According to court documents Clayton Lockett would kidnap nineteen year old Stephanie Neiman along with two accomplices. Stephanie Neiman would be brought to a remote location where she would be shot twice with a shotgun and then buried alive. Clayton Lockett would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death. Clayton Lockett execution did not go well as the drugs used during the execution failed to work properly Clayton would ultimately die from a heart attack.
Clayton Lockett Botched Execution
Oklahoma prison officials put a catheter into a death row inmate’s groin after struggling for 51 minutes to find a vein elsewhere, it has emerged.
Writhing and mumbling, Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 10 minutes after prisons officials halted his botched execution when the vein in his groin collapsed.
It was also revealed on Thursday that guards used a stun gun on the prisoner earlier in the day after he refused to be shackled to leave his cell.
He was then taken to a prison hospital where he cut his own arm.
More details of Lockett’s death were revealed on Thursday in a report by the state’s prisons chief, Robert Patton, as he urged more oversight of executions.Advertisement
The intravenous line into Lockett’s groin fell out and was not noticed until 21 minutes after the execution began and all the lethal drugs had been administered.
Patton wrote: “The drugs had either absorbed into tissue, leaked out or both.”
Prison officials drew the blinds on the chamber as Lockett’s execution went awry.
The 38-year-old was convicted in 2000 for the kidnap and murder of Stephanie Neiman, 19, during a home invasion a year earlier. She was shot and buried alive. Lockett also raped one of her friends.
The Neiman family said in a statement of Lockett’s death: “We are thankful this day has finally arrived and justice will finally be served.”
In his report, the prisons director proposed a moratorium on executions in the state until procedures for judicial killings can be reviewed.
Mr Patton also recommended that the execution of Charles Warner, who was originally scheduled to face lethal injection two hours after Lockett, be put off indefinitely.
Warner, 46, was convicted in 1997 of raping and killing an 11-month-old baby girl, whose mother he lived with.
Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin said on Thursday she was prepared to issue a 60-day stay on Warner’s death.
The White House has criticised Lockett’s botched execution, saying it fell short of humane standards.
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At around 10:30 p.m. Bobby Bornt was asleep on the couch at his house in Perry, Oklahoma, when his front door was kicked in. Clayton Lockett, Shawn Mathis and Alfonzo Lockett entered his house and immediately started beating and kicking him. Lockett was carrying a shotgun which he used to hit Bornt. After the beating, duct tape was used to secure his hands behind his back and they gagged him and left him on the couch while they ransacked the house looking for drugs. As Bornt lay restrained, his friend, Summer Hair, approached the open door. She was pulled inside, hit in the face and thrown against a wall. One of the men put a gun to her head and ordered her to call to her friend, Stephanie Neiman, who was outside sitting in her pickup. When Neiman came inside, they hit her several times to get the keys to her pickup. They were bound with duct tape and put in the bedroom where Bornt’s nine-month old son, Sam, had been sleeping. Hair was forcibly raped and sodomized by all three men. They were then loaded into the pickup trucks of Bornt and Nieman and driven to a remote rural location. Hair was again raped in a ditch by Clayton Lockett and Mathis, who told her “In order for you to live, this is what you have got to do.”
Clayton Lockett instructed Mathis to dig a grave and said :”Someone has got to go.” Neiman was taken to the hole dug by Mathis. When she refused to promise that she would not go to the police, Clayton Lockett shot her. The gun jammed, but he fixed it, returned and shot her again. While Mathis buried Neiman, Bornt and Hair were warned that if they told anyone they would be killed too. They then drove both pickups and dropped off Bornt, his son and Hair at Bornt’s house and they left in Bornt’s pickup. The following day, Bornt and Hair told the Perry police what had happened. Neiman’s pickup and her body were recovered and all three men were subsequently arrested. Clayton Lockett ultimately confessed to police