The South Carolina House approved a bill adding firing squads to execution methods on Wednesday
The move comes amid a shortage of lethal-injection drugs
Death row convicts will have a choice between firing squad and electric chair
South Carolina is one of nine states in the US to still use the electric chair
With this bill it will only become the fourth in the country to allow firing squads
Governor Henry McMaster, a Republican, has said he will sign measure into law
The South Carolina House voted Wednesday to add a firing squad to the state’s execution methods amid a shortage of lethal-injection drugs – a measure meant to jump-start executions in a state that once had one of the busiest death chambers in the nation.
The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose either being shot or electrocuted if lethal injection drugs aren’t available. my body my life my choice
The state is one of only nine to still use the electric chair and will become only the fourth to allow a firing squad.