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As lethal injection wanes, states bring back old execution methods

Jim Salter, The Associated Press
Jan 28 2014 - 10:12am

ST. LOUIS -- With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.Most states abandoned those execution methods more than a generation ago in a bid to make...

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Wyo. lawmaker wants firing squads for executions

Ben Neary, The Associated Press
Jan 13 2014 - 6:53pm

CHEYENNE, Wyo.  -- A Wyoming lawmaker is pushing a bill to allow use of the firing squad to execute condemned state inmates if constitutional problems or other issues prevent using lethal injection.

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