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Double drug bungle over death row 2.

Byline: CHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN US Editor

BUNGLING prison officials used the wrong drug to kill a death row inmate and nearly repeated the error.

Child murderer Charles Warner, 47, got a lethal jab in January with potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride, it has emerged As he died he said he felt like he was "on fire".

Last month, killer Richard Glossip, 52, was reprieved an hour before his execution at Oklahoma State Penitentiary after potassium acetate was delivered to the jail.

Officials are baffled over the double mix-up.

Potassium chloride causes cardiac arrest and death after loss of consciousness. The full effects of the other drug are not known.

State governor Mary Fallin said: "Until we have confidence in the system, we will delay further executions."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Oct 9, 2015
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