So without getting into the moral swamp of the death penalty I read this morning that after “officials” in Alabama couldn’t get an IV started on a 315 LB inmate to execute by lethal injection they plan to begin to use Nitrogen Hypoxia as a method. I had never heard of it outside of mixed gas diving so I researched it. Interesting as it claims that the asphyxia comes without feelings of respiratory distress and the person just drifts off. Be interesting to follow this as it works its way through the legal challenges sure to come. I just think from a physiological perspective it’s interesting.