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Kenneth Eugene Smith executed by nitrogen hypoxia in Alabama, marking a first for the death penalty

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2024
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Alabama carried out its planned execution of the condemned inmate Kenneth Eugene Smith on Thursday using nitrogen hypoxia, a controversial and widely-contested death penalty method used for the first time in the United States. The execution took place at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore at 8:25 p.m. local time, the Associated Press reported. Smith and his spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeff Hood, said in a statement Thursday afternoon that "the eyes of the world are on this impending moral apocalypse." "Our prayer is that people will not...

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