There’s a much quicker, painless, certain way to carry out executions.
Death by nitrogen gas became an alternative method of execution in Oklahoma under a bill Gov. Mary Fallin signed Friday afternoon.
Lethal injection will remain the primary method for carrying out the death penalty in the state.
But should that be ruled unconstitutional or otherwise become unavailable, the state could gas the inmate with nitrogen through a mask or place the condemned person in a nitrogen-filled tent.
The gas would displace oxygen and kill the convict.