The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Oklahoma has never used firing squad as a method of executing prisoners since statehood. File photo: AP
The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Oklahoma has never used firing squad as a method of executing prisoners since statehood. File photo: AP
Crime

US death row inmates seek ‘gruesome but quicker’ firing squad as alternative

  • Two Oklahoma death row inmates are scheduled to be executed by three-drug lethal injection cocktail
  • Firing squad execution typically involves shots from at least four high-powered rifles to the heart

Topic |   Crime
The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Oklahoma has never used firing squad as a method of executing prisoners since statehood. File photo: AP
The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Oklahoma has never used firing squad as a method of executing prisoners since statehood. File photo: AP
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