Executions

August 08, 2018 - 1:06 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A German pharmaceutical company has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nebraska from using lethal injection drugs next week in what would be the state's first execution in more than two decades. The federal lawsuit filed late Tuesday could delay the Aug. 14 execution of Carey Dean...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old man in Las Vegas, and was convicted in Arizona in 2005 of another murder and dismemberment near Phoenix. Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate's execution. In what a national death penalty expert on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, called a setup for a showdown, documents filed with the Nevada Supreme Court argue that drug company Alvogen's effort to block the use of its sedative midazolam in the stalled execution of Dozier in Nevada is part of a "guerrilla war against the death penalty." (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
August 07, 2018 - 6:10 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fifteen states are siding with Nevada in a state Supreme Court fight against drug companies suing to prevent the use of their products to execute a condemned inmate. In what a national death penalty expert on Tuesday called a setup for a showdown, documents filed with the Nevada...
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FILE- In this June 1, 2018 file photo, small vials of fentanyl are shown in the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades on Aug. 14 at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb., and their first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs. The new execution protocol calls for an initial IV dose of diazepam, commonly known as Valium, to render the inmate unconscious; the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl; cisatracurium besylate to induce paralysis and stop the inmate from breathing; and potassium chloride to stop the heart. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
August 07, 2018 - 12:29 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state officials are preparing for their first execution in two decades and first-ever lethal injection with an untried combination of drugs that includes a powerful painkiller responsible for much of the nation's opioid epidemic and a paralyzing drug that could conceal...
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FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo released by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. Nevada wants the state Supreme Court to overrule a judge’s final-hours delay of the state’s first execution in 12 years over a drug company’s bid to block the use of its product. The appeal filed Wednesday, July 25, 2018, comes two weeks after twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier's execution was postponed for a second time. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)
July 30, 2018 - 4:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A maker of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl joined a bid Monday to block the use of its product in what would be the first execution in Nevada in more than 12 years using a three-drug combination never before tried in any state. Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA overcame sharp...
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