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Vomiting, convulsions as convicted murderer put to death in US

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Washington (AFP) – A convicted murderer vomited and experienced convulsions as he was executed by lethal injection in the US state of Oklahoma on Thursday, witnesses said. John Grant, 60, was the first inmate to be put to death in Oklahoma since a series of botched executions led to a temporary moratorium on capital punishment in the state. Grant, who is Black, was sentenced to death for the 1998 murder of a white prison cafeteria worker, Gay Carter. Journalists who witnessed the execution said at a press conference that Grant had vomited and experienced full body convulsions about two dozen t…

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