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Alabama Can Execute a Prisoner with Nitrogen Gas, Federal Judge Says

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2024
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A legal battle over how death row prisoners in Alabama can be killed has reached a critical point. On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that the state can proceed with its planned execution of inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith using nitrogen gas. The execution is scheduled for later this month and would be the first ever to implement the colorless and odorless gas. But Smith’s lawyers have condemned the method as untested and potentially cruel and will likely appeal the decision. The background behind this case is lengthy. For years, states...

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