Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 11:12 pm
Update at 8:19 p.m. ET. Execution Fails:
According to reporters tweeting from inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma, the execution of Clayton D. Lockett has failed. Lockett died of a heart attack after the execution was aborted.
The execution of Charles Warner, which was supposed to take place at 9 p.m. ET., was stayed by Corrections Director Robert Patton.
According to the AP reporter on the scene, about 34 minutes after the execution was scheduled to begin, Lockett was still conscious.
The Woody Guthrie Center became the first U.S. affiliate of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum Tuesday, which officials said will greatly expand the opportunities for both institutions.
The Woody Guthrie Center joins the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, which was announced as the first Grammy Museum affiliate in February. The Grammy Museum also has established partnerships with the University of Southern California and Oregon State University.
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