Following a botched lethal injection in April, Oklahoma has recently been under scrutiny for its execution process. Now, the Supreme Court has said it will review the state’s injection procedure to determine if it constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, Buzzfeed reports.
The fumbled execution, in which death row inmate Charles Warner remained alive for nearly an hour after the injection was administered, has prompted Warner’s lawyers and three other Oklahoma prisoners to petition the Supreme Court to intervene. The petition argues for the discontinued use of the midazolam, the sedative currently in place as the first drug in Oklahoma’s three-drug execution cocktail.
The sedative midazolam will be reviewed
The Supreme Court ruled in…