Under Virginia law, persons sentenced to death have the right to choose their execution. The prisoners’ choice is by either electrocution or lethal injection. A House committee killed HB942 which would remove electrocution as a manner of execution for prisoners sentenced to death. If legal injection drugs are not available the prisoner will automatically die by electrocution.
Delegate Joseph Morrissey (D-Henrico) had this to say about HB942 and the vote
View the full text of HB942 at Richmond Sunlight