The Alabama Supreme Court has authorized the execution of a prisoner using a “previously unseen” method. Fox News channel reports this.
In particular, the Alabama Supreme Court allowed the execution of a prisoner using nitrogen gas. In August, the state Attorney General’s Office asked the department to set an execution date for the 58-year-old inmate.
The court granted the Attorney General’s request to issue an execution warrant for Kenneth Smith, who was convicted of the contract killing of a woman in 1988. Smith and his accomplice each received a thousand dollars for the murder of Elizabeth Sennett. The mastermind of the crime was her pastor husband, who dreamed of covering his debts with the help of insurance. Smith’s accomplice was executed in 2010.
In 2022, the Alabama Department of Corrections rescinded Smith’s execution after doctors were unable to administer a lethal injection.
Earlier it was reported that for the first time in almost 20 years, Singapore executed a woman convicted of drug trafficking. 45-year-old local resident Saridevi Jamani was sentenced to death in 2018 for selling 30.72 grams of heroin.