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Two Oklahoma death row inmates request firing squad execution over lethal injection

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Two Oklahoma death row inmates requested to replace execution by the state's three-drug lethal injection to a firing squad.

Donald Grant and Gilbert Postelle, both are facing execution in the coming months, ask U.S> District Attorbey Office to grant them a temporary injunction that would delay their upcoming executions until a trial can be held over whether Oklahoma's three-drug lethal injection method is constitutional.

"While it may be gruesome to look at, we all agree it will be quicker," attorney Jim Stronski told Friot after a daylong hearing in Oklahoma City. 

U.S. District Attorney Stephen Friot said on Monday he hopes to release an order related to the inmates’ request by the end of the week.

 "There's a lot for me to get my mind around," Friot said. 

Execution by Firing squad has never been used in Oklahoma since statehood. However, according to current state law it is allowed to use if other methods, like lethal injection, were determined to be unconstitutional or otherwise unavailable.

Author: Usa Really