The Tulsa World reports, "Pruitt says execution drug shortage a continuing problem," by Randy Krehbiel.
“Anti-death penalty zealots” are causing shortages of execution drugs and contributing to the uncertainty marking lethal injection, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday.
Speaking to the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce, Pruitt said “issues with administration” of a three-drug combination, and not the drugs themselves, appear to have been the reason that murderer Clayton Lockett’s death took much longer — about 43 minutes — than expected.
Pruitt emphasized the difficulty in obtaining drugs for lethal injection and said the combination previously used by Oklahoma had become impossible to obtain.
Earlier coverage from Oklahoma begins at the link.