Execution Alabama’s First Use of Nitrogen Gas for Execution Draws UN’s Criticism

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama made history Thursday by conducting the first execution in the United States using nitrogen gas, a controversial method that has garnered international scrutiny. Convicted murderer Kenneth Eugene Smith, who had been on death row since 1996 for the 1988 murder of Elizabeth Sennett, was pronounced dead at 8:25 pm local time. … Read more