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In a 26-12 vote, the South Carolina Senate gave key approval to a bill to require use of the electric chair when lethal injection not available.
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In this April 5, 2017 photo, an exhibit at the Texas Prison Museum shows the old Texas electric chair used to execute hundred of Texas inmates in Huntsville, Texas, from 1924 through 1964. In Texas, records show multiple executions 28 times starting in 1924 when the state took over execution duties from counties and electrocution became the capital punishment method. For its inauguration on Feb. 8, 1924, the new electric chair was used five times. Arkansas is set to use lethal injection for a scheduled seven executions, two of which are planned for Monday, April 17. (AP Photo/Michael Graczyk)(Photo: Michael Graczyk, AP)
COLUMBIA â€“ The state Senate on Tuesday rejected a proposal to include firing squads as a means of execution but gave key approval to a bill to require the use of the electric chair if lethal injection is not available.Read More...