Death row inmate requests firing squad execution
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A death row inmate in Georgia is asking to be executed by firing squad.
Michael Wade Nance says he prefers that over lethal injection because an injection would cause him excruciating pain due to a vein problem.
His attorney filed a complaint arguing Nancy’s veins are hard to see and too narrow and that execution by firing squad is swift and virtually painless, making it a better option.
Nance was convicted in the 1993 murder of a man after robbing a bank.
He was sentenced to death in 2002.
Nance’s appeals are in its final stages.
He must submit filings to the US Supreme Court by February 12.
The district attorney says this is certainly a unique request but “if Nance needs a firing squad, then let him have it.”
Posted – 1.12.20
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