State Adds Death By Firing Squad To Capital Punishment Options

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The South Carolina Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that added a firing squad as an alternative execution method for those facing the death penalty.

The Senate passed the bill 32-11, adding the firing squad option to the electric chair in case an inmate choose one of them over lethal injection, The Associated Press reported.

Republicans and some Democrats voted to pass the bill. South Carolina has not conducted an execution in almost 10 years.

Death penalty executions stopped at the federal level when President Biden took office after former President Trump conducted more than a dozen executions in 2020.


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