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AAA  Sep. 5, 2014 2:16 AM ET
Oklahoma governor: No executions without new rules
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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin answers a question at a news conference in Oklahoma City. New procedures to improve Oklahoma’s execution process must be implemented before the state resumes putting prisoners to death by lethal injection, Fallin said after investigators presented their findings about an April case in which the inmate writhed and moaned on the gurney. The report’s 11 recommendations include more training for medical personnel and having additional supplies of lethal drugs and equipment on hand. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
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(AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says recommendations for improving the state's execution process must be implemented before it resumes executing death row inmates by lethal injection.

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

Fallin says she believes the death penalty is just punishment for those guilty of the most heinous crimes. But she says the state must ensure it's carried out effectively.

Fallin says no executions will occur until the guidelines are in place. Three executions have been set for November and December, the first on Nov. 13.

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