Utah Brings Back Firing Squads

Utah Brings Back Firing Squads

On Tuesday, the Utah Senate voted on a bill to bring back firing squads as an alternative option and method for the death penalty. The bill passed after an 18-10 vote. This comes one month after the Utah House of Representatives voted to pass the legislation. The bill now makes its way to Republican Governor Gary […]

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

The Utah State Legislature approved a bill, called House Bill 11 (HB 11), Tuesday, allowing execution by firing squad. This is only an option if the drugs for lethal injection are not available. The reason Utah wanted to allow execution by firing squad is because the traditional drugs needed for lethal injection are running low […]

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

As it becomes harder to obtain the drugs used in the lethal injection death penalty, states have begun finding other methods, changing the current laws and setting up new methods, with Utah being the most recent change. Utah lawmakers have now approved the use of the firing squad as what they are calling “an execution […]