God Who Breaks Chains, 32 American states have the death penalty for certain crimes. Public opinion remains divided on this practice, even after something went wrong during the lethal injection execution of Clayton Lockett, an Oklahoma inmate, resulting in his writhing in pain for nearly 40 minutes before dying of a heart attack.
Poll: 65% of Americans support the death penalty for convicted murderers, including 82% of Republicans and 53% of Democrats. Of those who support capital punishment, 74% say they want executions to continue even if the condemned suffer extreme pain and struggle for breath for more than 20 minutes before dying. (HuffingtonPost.com/YouGov.com)