Do the electric chair and firing squad violate the SC Constitution? Trial in progress on methods | app


COLUMBIA, SC – Department of Corrections officials who will oversee executions by electric chair and firing squad in South Carolina do not have the expertise to know how electric voltages or bullets affect the human body until to death, say lawyers representing three of the men awaiting their fate on death row.

Without that expertise, lawyers say, state officials cannot know whether killing someone by electrocution or a bullet that splits into fragments used to cause “instantaneous” death will cause “unacceptable levels of dismemberment.” and bodily injury”.

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