It seems American state executions are on the up and up. Well, something had to go up.
They are using all kinds of methods, modern and old. I am wondering why they don't just use the guillotine? People have survived electrocution, hanging, and injections, but I haven't heard of anybody surviving a proper beheading. (It may have stuck occasionally, but it's not hard to build a fool-proof guillotine.) Perhaps it's a desire to inherit nothing from the French?
(By the way, none of this should be taken as endorsement of executions. I think the differentiation between group-sanctioned murder and one-person murderers is a specious one.)
... Harsh subjects today. Tomorrow, funny animal videos. And perhaps the odd jealousy murder. :-)