Shelton Jackson, who was convicted of killing Monica Decator in 1997 and beating her 2-year-old son, Oz Decator, so severely that he was left with brain damage, is now eligible for an execution date.
The Supreme Court declined to hear the final appeal of Oklahoma death-row inmate Jemaine Cannon, who killed his girlfriend in Tulsa in 1995.
However, no execution dates will be set while the investigation of the Corrections Department's protocol for lethal injection is ongoing.
The Tulsa World requested the documents 17 months ago after Clayton Lockett's April 29 execution, the first in Oklahoma to be carried out using the sedative midazolam, ended 43 minutes after it began.
Autopsies for the five inmates executed in Oklahoma before Lockett do not indicate that potassium acetate was used, however, the reports are significantly less detailed than those of Lockett and Warner, raising questions about what information was not recorded before the Lockett’s botched execution.
The documents reveal that drug syringes weren’t properly labeled, Clayton Lockett was never moved to a “high max” cell in the seven days ahead of his execution, as required by DOC protocol.
Tulsa World began asking for Lockett execution records in May 2014; Department of Public Safty releases thousands of files two weeks before an Oklahoma County District hearing on the paper's lawsuit