Oklahoma attorney general says state to resume executions
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.