Alabama preparing to use untried execution method on death row prisoner

A prisoner on death row in Alabama could be executed next week using a new, untried method that deprives the body of oxygen.

James Houts, a deputy state attorney general, told a federal judge that it is “very likely” nitrogen hypoxia could be available for Alan Miller’s execution next week.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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