|8 Alabama inmates ask for execution by nitrogen gas|
A lawsuit challenging Alabama's lethal injection process has taken an unexpected turn after eight inmate plaintiffs asked to be put to death by the state's new execution method: inhaling nitrogen gas.
The Alabama attorney general's office and lawyers for inmates submitted a joint motion Tuesday to dismiss the litigation.
Lawyers said the inmates' claims are moot, "because their executions will be carried out at the appropriate time by nitrogen hypoxia."
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