Four death row inmates at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution have filed a lawsuit stating they want "firing squad" as a method of execution. Firing squad is not a legal method of execution in the state of Tennessee.

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David Lee Miller is one of the inmates on death row who wants the firing squad. He is set to be executed on Thursday, December 6.

In the lawsuit, the Plaintiffs state that the Procedure for Military Executions "provides a feasible and readily implemented alternative method of execution that significant reduces the substantial risk of unnecessary pain and suffering and suffering..."

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