Today: Monday, 4 March 2024 year

In the US, they want to execute a prisoner for the first time using nitrogen hypoxia.

In the US, they want to execute a prisoner for the first time using nitrogen hypoxia.

Alabama wants to be the first US state to execute a prisoner by making him breathe pure nitrogen.

The state attorney general’s office has asked the local supreme court to set an execution date for Kenneth Eugene Smith, who was not executed in 2022 because he could not be given a lethal injection.

“Alabama plans to execute him with nitrogen hypoxia,” a local media report said.


It is noted that with this type of execution, the prisoner is allowed to breathe only nitrogen, depriving him of oxygen.

Execution by nitrogen hypoxia is legal in three states, but has never been used.