Oklahoma officials took 51 minutes trying to insert IV in botched execution, prison chief says

  • by: SEAN MURPHY , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 1, 2014 - 11:25 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma prison officials tried for 51 minutes to find a vein in a death row inmate's arms and feet before inserting an IV through the man's groin ahead of a botched execution this week, the state's prisons chief said Thursday in a report urging more oversight of executions.

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