The US state of Oklahoma is carrying out the first execution of a prisoner since 2015

The authorities of the state of Oklahoma in the United States have carried out the first execution of a prisoner since 2015, although it was not clean and the convict vomited and cramped after the injection.

The trial consisted of the administration of three drugs, although doses of the first of them – midazolam – made convicted prisoner John Grant convulsive almost immediately, US broadcaster CNN points out.

Moments later, when Grant was declared unconscious by the ward doctor, the doses of the second and third drugs were given that killed the prisoner within minutes.

The US state of Oklahoma is carrying out the first execution of a prisoner since 2015
The US state of Oklahoma is carrying out the first execution of a prisoner since 2015

This is the first execution in the state of Oklahoma since January 2015, although the maximum sentence was set for September of that year for another inmate who ultimately did not lose his life because then Governor Mary Fallin asked for it to be postponed.

This week the Oklahoma Law Department reported that “after spending hours and hours reviewing policies and practices to ensure executions are being carried out in a humane and efficient manner (…) the department is ready to resume executions” .

The agency also defended the use of post-dosing drugs as it sees it as a “humane and effective” method and has announced that it has already contacted a supplier of the drugs in question, which are required for “all scheduled executions”. .

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