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Mary Fallin

Oklahoma halts executions after using wrong drug on inmate

Gov. Mary Fallin agreed Thursday that all executions in Oklahoma should be delayed after an autopsy report revealed that the wrong drug was used to stop an inmate's heart in January — one that experts say doesn't work as quickly or effectively. Fallin said "it became apparent" last week that prison officials used potassium acetate — not potassium chloride, as required under the state's protocol — to execute Charles Frederick Warner in January. "Until we have complete confidence in the system, we will delay any further executions," Fallin said in a statement. The autopsy report, prepared the day after Warner's Jan. 15 execution...