Photos of Oklahoma death row inmate surrounded by vomit shown during day three of federal trial

Day three of testimony in a trial challenging the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s execution protocol included the discovery of a transcription error by Oklahoma Department of Corrections during the state’s most recent execution, and a doctor’s opinion about one inmate’s vomit during the state’s first execution in nearly seven years.

During the third day of testimony in a federal trial that is challenging how Oklahoma executes death row inmates, there were questions over an EKG document from the most recent execution of Gilbert Postelle on February 17.

The second drug, a paralytic, in Oklahoma’s three-drug cocktail is called Vecuronium Bromide. However, the document labeled the second drug as Rocuronium.

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