A KFOR-TV reporter tweeted this before the execution began. The inmate wanted a steak dinner for his final meal, but was reportedly refused because it went over Oklahoma's $15 budget.
The first signs there was trouble began soon after the execution began. Here, an Associated Press reporter. (Her tweets were an after-the-fact reiteration):
As more time passed, it became apparent the news would be grim. A writer from Tulsa World:
She also said Lockett was alive when the blinds were lowered.
From The Guardian's reporter:
From The Tulsa World editor