Alabama death row inmates are seeking alternative methods for execution. APR student reporter Parker Branton reports on their latest arguments.
Death row inmate Tommy Arthur says he’d rather face a firing squad rather than undergo lethal injection in Alabama.
He and Anthony Boyd are pleading their case to change their method of execution. They join five other death row inmates who have filed lawsuits claiming the state’s current three-drug lethal injection protocol for executions as cruel and unusual punishment under the United States constitution.