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SC Supreme Court Delays First Firing Squad Execution

Greenville’s NBC News affiliate reports: The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay halting the state from carrying out plans for its first-ever firing squad execution. Wednesday’s order by the state’s high court temporarily halts a scheduled April 29 execution of inmate Richard Moore. The court order said a more detailed order will follow. Moore’s attorneys had asked …

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South Carolina Inmate Chooses Death By Firing Squad

South Carolina’s The State reports: South Carolina courts gave Richard Moore eight days to decide exactly how he wants to die, and on Friday he made his choice. Moore, who has been on South Carolina’s death row for 21 years, is scheduled for execution on April 29. By state law, the 57-year-old Spartanburg man had to determine which execution method …

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