Ok­la­homa at­tor­ney gen­eral says state to re­sume ex­e­cu­tions

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OK­LA­HOMA CITY — Ok­la­homa plans to re­sume ex­e­cut­ing deathrow in­mates, five years af­ter lethal in­jec­tions were put on hold fol­low­ing a series of deathcham­ber mishaps, state of­fi­cials an­nounced Thurs­day.

Gov. Kevin Stitt, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Mike Hunter and Ok­la­homa De­part­ment of Correction­s Di­rec­tor Scott Crow said in a joint news re­lease that the state will re­sume ex­e­cu­tions us­ing a three-drug lethal in­jec­tion pro­to­col and that a source for the drugs has been se­cured. The three drugs are: mi­da­zo­lam, ve­curo­nium bro­mide and potas­sium chlo­ride.

Hunter said his of­fice no­ti­fied the state crim­i­nal ap­peals court that ex­e­cu­tions will re­sume, which trig­gers a five-month wait be­fore an ex­e­cu­tion can be sched­uled.

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