Birmingham’s CBS News affiliate reports:
The State of Alabama believes it will finalize its protocol for executing death row inmates by nitrogen suffocation “within months.”
In a federal court hearing held Friday afternoon, Richard Anderson, a lawyer representing the state attorney general’s office, said that while the state could not provide a “date certain,” officials believe an execution protocol using nitrogen suffocation will be completed “within months.”
An execution using the method, which involves replacing oxygen needed to breathe with nitrogen gas, has never been carried out in the United States.
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JUST IN: SCOTUS splits, 5-4, as it clears obstacle to Alabama executing developmentally-limited Matthew Reeves by lethal injection when he also has option of nitrogen gas chamber. No solace for Reeves but Barrett joins libs in opposing high court move. Doc https://t.co/HRo9KIwMOm
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) January 28, 2022
Alabama’s new gas chamber will be ready for executions within a few months. Yes, you read that right. Alabama wants to kill death row prisoners by suffocating them in a room filled with nitrogen gas. https://t.co/kciYyc6MFl
— Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) January 23, 2022
This woman is overseeing the installation of a gas chamber in Alabama btw. https://t.co/cFbCEblesM
— ceo of is online! brie (@transpiderverse) January 27, 2022