- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Death penalty opponents have planned three events in Oklahoma City to call for a moratorium on executions after last week’s botched lethal injection.

The first event is set downtown Friday night and will be led by church members who will speak out against what they say is the state’s “revenge overreach” in seeking executions. Two more events - a day to lobby lawmakers and a halt executions rally -are planned Tuesday and May 18 at the state Capitol.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals agreed to a six-month delay of execution for a death row inmate while an investigation is conducted into last week’s botched lethal injection of Clayton Lockett. Lockett died of an apparent heart attack 43 minutes after the start of his execution.

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