Gas Replaces The Noose (Jun, 1937)
Gas Replaces The Noose
FOLLOWING the lead set by Nevada, Arizona and Colorado in the quick and painless method of executing criminals by gas, Wyoming has installed a lethal gas chamber to replace the noose, a now fast disappearing method of capital punishment. The Wyoming death chamber, manufactured by a Denver, Colorado, firm, is claimed to be the most humane yet devised. Several other states are said to be considering the adoption of gas chambers for legal executions.