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Alabama carries out nation’s first execution with nitrogen gas

Nitrogen gas was used as capital punishment for the first time in U.S. history in the execution of Kenneth Eugene Smith, an Alabama prisoner convicted of a murder-for-hire scheme in 1988 who survived a botched execution attempt in 2022. This despite concerns voiced by several human rights groups and the U.N. that it could amount to torture. NPR’s Chiara Eisner joins Geoff Bennett to discuss.

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