3 inmates set to die following botched execution

2014-06-17 15:42
This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Lockett, after the delivery of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned. (AP Photo/O

This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution of Lockett, after the delivery of a new three-drug combination failed to go as planned. (AP Photo/O

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St Louis - There have been no US executions in the seven weeks since an Oklahoma inmate died of a heart attack after a botched lethal injection. That soon could change, with three scheduled this week in the span of about 24 hours.

All three states planning lethal injections this week refuse to say where they get their drugs, or if they are tested. Nine executions nationwide have been stayed or postponed since late April, when Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett's vein collapsed just as the drug began flowing into his arm. Lockett's punishment was halted, but he died of a heart attack.

Marcus Wellons is scheduled to die on Tuesday night in Georgia, followed six hours later by John Winfield in Missouri. John Ruthell Henry's execution is scheduled for Wednesday night in Florida.

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