South Carolina resumes executions, may debut firing squad | Just The News

Richard Bernard Moore, 57, will face execution April 29 for the murder of convenience store clerk James Mahoney, the Associated Press reports.

Moore has been on death row for nearly two decades. He will be first prisoner executed since 2011 and will now be able to choose either death by electric chair or firing squad, becoming the first prisoner to have two such choices since the state updated its execution methods last year, the news outlet also reports. 

Under the firing squad option, three volunteer corrections department employees reportedly will have loaded rifles and fire at the prisoner's heart.