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Two executions in South Carolina are BLOCKED until the state can form a firing squad so that the inmates are able to choose how they die

The state's Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the planned executions of Brad Sigmon and Freddie Owens until they can choose how they die

Under new capital punishment law, inmates are able to choose death by electrocution, lethal injection or firing squad

Sigmon and Owens both chose lethal injection, but the state doesn't have the necessary drugs for that method of execution

Corrections officers have also not yet assembled a firing squad, therefore electrocution would be the only option

The new[s] revigorated opponents of capital punishment, who sent the state's governor a letter urging he call of[f] the executions

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