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Tennessee inmate asks US Supreme Court to halt execution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A condemned Tennessee inmate is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Thursday execution and consider his claims that the electric chair is unconstitutional but the state's lethal injection method is worse. Attorneys for David Earl Miller filed a petition with the high court Monday after a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the inmate. Miller has chosen to die by electrocution, the second Tennessee inmate in just more than a month to make that choice. His attorneys have argued that Tennessee's preferred execution method of midazolam-based

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2nd Tennessee prisoner chooses death in the electric chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A second Tennessee prisoner is requesting to die in the electric chair rather than by lethal injection. Lawyers for David Earl Miller have argued that Tennessee's midazolam-based, three-drug injection method causes excruciating pain. Tennessee's preferred method of execution is lethal injection, but prisoners whose crimes occurred before 1999 have the option to choose electrocution. In a Monday court filing, attorneys for the state said Miller has picked electrocution, although his attorneys were simultaneously requesting an extension of the deadline for him to make