lethal injection procedure http://wkms.org en The Executioner's Lament http://wkms.org/post/executioners-lament In 1977, death row inmate Gary Mark Gilmore chose to be executed by a firing squad. Gilmore was strapped to a chair at the Utah State Prison, and five officers shot him.<p>The media circus that ensued prompted a group of lawmakers in nearby Oklahoma to wonder if there might be a better way to handle executions. They approached Dr. Thu, 08 May 2014 15:29:46 +0000 Laura Sullivan 40420 at http://wkms.org The Executioner's Lament Tennessee Justices Let Lethal Injection Ruling Stand http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-justices-let-lethal-injection-ruling-stand <p>The Tennessee Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal by two death row inmates who claim changes to the state's lethal injection procedure are unconstitutional.&nbsp; The state's high court declined Monday to hear the case brought by Stephen Michael West and Billy Ray Irick. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:41:50 +0000 Todd Hatton & Associated Press 21117 at http://wkms.org Tennessee Justices Let Lethal Injection Ruling Stand