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Death row inmates request execution by firing squad

Death row inmates choose execution by firing squad to delay lethal injection.
Death row inmates choose execution by firing squad to delay lethal injection.(KSWO)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:18 PM CST
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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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