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Under Virginia law, persons sentenced to death have the right to choose their execution. The prisoners’ choice is by either electrocution or lethal injection. A House committee killed HB942 which would remove electrocution as a manner of execution for prisoners sentenced to death. If legal injection drugs are not available the prisoner will automatically die by electrocution.

Delegate Joseph Morrissey (D-Henrico) had this to say about HB942 and the vote[audio http://ronekissrichmond.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/del-morrissey-jan-22-2014-death-penalty.mp3%5D

View the full text of HB942 at Richmond Sunlight  joe morrissey jan 17 2013

GA: Lethal Injection VS Electrocution Killed In the House [AUDIO] was originally published on kissrichmond.com

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