Death row inmates request execution by firing squad
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (KSWO) - An attorney for two men on Oklahoma’s death row said his clients agreed to choose execution by firing squad as a way to delay their upcoming lethal injections.
The two inmates, Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle, are asking a federal judge to grant them a temporary halt to their upcoming executions.
Initially, the firing squad was offered as a less problematic alternative to the state’s lethal injection process.
But after a judge’s prodding, the attorney admitted the inmates agreed to it to put off the lethal injections, which are scheduled for the coming weeks.
The judge has not issued a decision on the inmates’ motion, but plans to release an order by the end of the week.
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