Gaffney, SC

Electric chair, firing squad’s legality at S. Carolina court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court heard arguments Thursday on whether a newly organized firing squad or the old electric chair are legal ways to execute inmates in the state, which has been unable to obtain drugs for lethal injections. A lower court judge ruled in September that South Carolina lawmakers “ignored advances in scientific research and evolving […]

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