2015-03-20 22:07:09 UTC
Politicians say it is cheap and humane
Politicians in the state of Oklahoma have come up with a new and
largely untested way to execute death row prisoners asphyxiation
After the US Supreme Court put on hold the execution of three inmates
due killed by lethal injection and amid an ongoing struggle to obtain
the drugs used in the injection, politicians voted overwhelmingly to
allow nitrogen be used.
State Representative Mike Christian, a Republican who sponsored the
bill, claimed the process would be both painless for inmates and
affordable for Oklahoma.