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Appeals Court blocks Oklahoma executions

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An 11th hour mistake involving an execution drug has resulted in the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals halting all executions.

The court ruled that executions will not occur while the state investigates what hapened.

The court also wants status reports every 30 days on the probe which involves the near execution of Richard Glossip with incorrect drugs.

Glossip was set to die Wednesday but Governor Mary Fallin halted the execution after the Corrections Department said it had received potassium acetate instead of the potassium chloride which is listed as one of the drugs used in the states execution protocols.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt asked for the execution stay to give his office time to figure out what went wrong.