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More Protocol Questions for the DOC

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Despite more than a year of painstaking training and preparation to ensure that executions in Oklahoma were performed without a hitch, the state's latest attempt to lethally inject an inmate was thwarted by a last-minute glitch — the wrong drugs were delivered to the prison.

It prompted the attorney general in this Republican-heavy state to call for all lethal injections to stop.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt's request was granted Friday when the state's highest criminal court indefinitely stayed the scheduled executions of three inmates.

Prison officials maintain the protocols were followed properly, but attorneys for death row inmates say they were informed the department already had the lethal drugs on hand.

Prison officials maintain the protocols were followed properly, but attorneys for death row inmates say they were informed the department already had the lethal drugs on hand.