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Governor: No Okla. executions until protocols set

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says no death row inmates will be executed in the state until recommendations for improving the execution process are implemented.

Fallin made the comments Thursday after the Department of Public Safety released a report on the troubled April 29 execution of Clayton Lockett, who writhed and moaned before he was declared dead 43 minutes after his execution began. The 11 recommendations include more training for medical personnel and having additional supplies of lethal drugs and equipment on hand.

Fallin says she expects the Department of Corrections to implement the recommendations. Until then, she says, no executions will be conducted.

Fallin says corrections Director Robert Patton was already at work reviewing the protocols. Three executions have been set for November and December, the first on Nov. 13.

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