Skip to comments.Missouri may bring back gas chamber due to dwindling lethal injection supplies
Posted on 07/05/2013 11:46:29 PM PDT by UAConservative
ST. LOUIS With drugs needed for lethal injection in short supply and courts wrangling over how to execute prisoners without them, Missouri's attorney general is floating one possible solution: Bring back the gas chamber.
In court filings and interviews this week, Attorney General Chris Koster noted that Missouri statutes allow two options for executions: lethal injection and death by gas. Koster's comments come amid his growing frustration over the Missouri Supreme Court's refusal to set execution dates until lethal injection issues are resolved.
"The Missouri death penalty statute has been, in my opinion, unnecessarily entangled in the courts for over a decade," Koster said Wednesday in an email exchange with The Associated Press.
Asked about concerns by some who say using lethal gas could violate condemned inmates' constitutional guarantee against cruel and unusual punishment, Koster responded: "The premeditated murder of an innocent Missourian is cruel and unusual punishment. The lawful implementation of the death penalty, following a fair and reasoned jury trial, is not."
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Sounds good to me.
The guillotine should be considered. Its creation was intended to be a merciful way to execute somebody.
Yep, rope is cheaper then chemicals in the long run.
Short supply??? Any CBS depressant - including alcohol - given in sufficient doses will do the job.
These are excuses.
CNS* (Central Nervous System.)
>> lethal injection in short supply
Jeez, I wonder what caliber.
Shoot em, hang em, electric chair, stick their faces up michelle obama’s big fat ass until they puke their guts out, etc...there are countless ways to do the deed. Quit making excuses.
If we want to compare costs, bullets are much cheaper than rope.
When I saw “CBS depressant” I though, “but Dan Rather retired.”
Environmentally friendly too! Libs should love that!
Of course rope can be used over and over again.
If the punishment was cruel and common, it would not be unconstitutional.
The answer used to be firing squad, but the price and availability of bullets put the axe to that idea.
South Dakota told the DEA to go to Hell when it wanted the states supply, then told them to go to Hell again when they wanted the name of the supplier.
Why couldn’t they just use a plastic laundry bag.
Quick and painless.
Buy them by the box or rinse them out and be enviromentally
correct, use them over again.
dhs is hogging all of them. friggin bastids.
unusual can be rem,oved simply by applying the death penalty more often. lord knows we’have enough murderers in jail that should not be alive yet for what they’ve done.
I can't tell you how hard I laughed reading this!
I'd rather be put on the rack than be subjected to that.
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