Inmates On Oklahoma Death Row Seek Firing Squad As Lethal Injection AlternativeThe inmates want a judge to grant them a temporary injunction delaying their upcoming executions until a trial can be held over whether Oklahoma's lethal injection method is constitutional.
Texas Executes Man For 1979 Rape, MurderDanny Paul Bible received lethal injection Wednesday evening for the death of 20-year-old Inez Deaton, whose body was found on the banks of a Houston bayou.
Texas Inmate Wants To Be Executed By Firing Squad Or GasAttorneys for a 66-year-old Texas death row inmate are proposing their client be rolled in his wheelchair in front of a firing squad or be given nitrogen gas to carry out his death sentence.
Execution Drug Shortage Makes Some Think Of Firing SquadsAlthough support for capital punishment continues, states are struggling to find a legal means to carry it out, and that has created an opening for opponents hoping to end the death penalty permanently.
State Lethal Injection Drug Supply Low, As Another State Allows Firing SquadLawmakers pass bill making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for carrying out a death penalty if there is a shortage of execution drugs. Texas' supply will be used up if the state goes forward with two lethal injections in the next two weeks.