Oklahoma to use nitrogen for executions in first for U.S

Oklahoma to use nitrogen for executions in first for U.SOklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter said in a statement that the state would use the gas as its primary means of execution once a procedure for its use had been finalized. A spokeswoman for Hunter declined to comment on when executions might resume following a three-year hiatus. Oklahoma has not carried out an execution since 2015 after a series of mishaps, including a botched lethal injection where an inmate was seen by witnesses writhing in pain on a death chamber gurney.



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