Clayton Lockett writhed and groaned. After 43 minutes, he was declared dead

After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart attack in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma state penitentiary in McAlester. A lawyer said Lockett had effectively been "tortured to death". For

Clayton Lockett, 38, struggled violently, groaned and writhed after lethal drugs were administered by Oklahoma officials Tuesday night, according to eyewitness accounts. State Corrections Director Robert Patton halted the Lockett's execution, citing

Clayton Lockett lifted his head and started mumbling 13 minutes after he was given a lethal injection. A doctor then halted the execution and about half an hour later Lockett died of an apparent massive heart attack. Jerry Massie, Oklahoma state

McALESTER, Okla. — What was supposed to be the first of two executions here Tuesday night was halted when the prisoner, Clayton D. Lockett, began to twitch and gasp after he had already been declared unconscious and 

This debate is not about guilt, but rather about how the state will go about killing Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner and whether the plan violates the inmates' constitutional rights.