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Will Oklahoma Use Firing Squads or Electric Chair in Executions?

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A Republican state representative from Oklahoma City says he plans to conduct a legislative study on possibly expanding Oklahoma's execution law to allow the firing squad, hanging or the electric chair.

Rep. Mike Christian said Tuesday that he's formally requesting an interim study on death penalty procedures in response to the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.

Christian is a former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman. He says he believes the firing squad would be the most logical second option after lethal injection.

Christian is an outspoken supporter of the death penalty who called for the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who supported a temporary stay of execution for Lockett earlier this year.

Lockett died after his execution was halted when prison officials determined the lethal injection drugs weren't being administered properly.

Current state law allows for the electric chair or firing squad if lethal injection is ruled unconstitutional.

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