Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

    (AP File Photo)
    (AP File Photo)

    An old form of capital punishment makes a comeback in one state.

    FOX News Radio’s Steve Rappoport reports:

    Tennessee is dusting off the electric chair as an alternative method for executions. The Governor signing a bill allowing electrocution if lethal drugs are not available. A nationwide shortage of lethal drugs led Tennessee and other states to obtain them from undisclosed compounding pharmacies, prompting several legal challenges. Electrocution remains an option in eight states, while most phased out the chair in favor of the needle. Lethal injection has come under intense scrutiny after a botched execution in Oklahoma last month.

    Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.