Oklahoma releases autopsy report of Clayton Lockett's death

Oklahoma releases autopsy report of Clayton Lockett's death

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The State of Oklahoma has received and released information from Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences as they investigate the death of inmate Clayton Lockett.

Lockett was executed in late April in McAlester in a process that took almost an hour after problems with the vein were discovered. The state called it a 'botched' execution and Governor Mary Fallin ordered an investigation into his death.

On Wednesday, almost four months to the day after he died, the results from the Dallas-based Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences were released.

The findings show the cause of death is 'judicial execution by lethal injection'.

A four-time felon, Lockett, 38, was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman with a sawed-off shotgun and watching as two accomplices buried her alive in rural Kay County in 1999 after Neiman and a friend arrived at a home the men were robbing.

Fox 25 is working to evaluate all the information in the documents released. We'll be updating this page throughout the day.
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