Death row inmates have filed suit against the state of Tennessee to add execution by firing squad as an option. Four inmates claim death by fire squad would be faster and less painful than lethal injection and electrocution.
The inmates are David Earl Miller, Todd Sutton, Terry Lynn King and Stephen Michael West, all convicted of capital crimes and sentenced prior to January 1, 1999.
Currently, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah allow execution by firing squad.
The next death row inmate scheduled to be executed is David Miller from Knox County. He is scheduled for execution on December 6, 2018. Miller was convicted of killing a mentally-handicapped young woman in 1981.