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Crime Trial to start in case over Tennessee lethal injection drugs

20:50  09 july  2018
20:50  09 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

Nevada plans to execute inmate next week using controversial drug

  Nevada plans to execute inmate next week using controversial drug The Nevada Department of Corrections released its plan Tuesday to execute convicted killer Scott Dozier next week by using a controversial, never-before-tried cocktail of drugs that includes the use of a paralytic. Dozier, 47, has been on death row in Nevada since he was convicted 11 years ago of killing and dismembering Jeremiah Miller in Las Vegas. He also was convicted of murder in Arizona.His execution is set for the night of July 11.The case has drawn national scrutiny as Nevada attempts to use the paralytic drug cisatracurium in conjunction with midazolam and fentanyl.

Lethal injection is the practice of injecting one or more drugs into a person (typically a barbiturate, paralytic, and potassium solution) for the express purpose of causing immediate death.

As of January 2017, there were 63 inmates on death row in Tennessee . Executions have been on hold pending a challenge by inmates to the single-dose drug protocol. Karen Grigsby / The Tennessean.

FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010 file photo shows an armrest in the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The California Supreme Court heard arguments over whether to block a voter-approved measure to speed up executions at a hearing in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The case was brought by death penalty foes after voters approved Proposition 66 in November. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) © AP FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010 file photo shows an armrest in the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. The California Supreme Court heard arguments over whether to block a voter-approved measure to speed up executions at a hearing in Los Angeles Tuesday, June 6, 2017. The case was brought by death penalty foes after voters approved Proposition 66 in November. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A trial is set to begin in a case challenging the three-drug combination for lethal injections in Tennessee.

The trial is slated to start Monday in Davidson County Chancery Court. It's still unclear whether the legal proceedings will delay one death row inmate's execution scheduled for Aug. 9.

In the lawsuit, attorneys for 33 death row inmates claim the drugs haven't been used yet in Tennessee but present a substantial risk of serious and severe pain and suffering and were used in botched executions in other states.

In a previous filing, Attorney General Herbert Slatery argued the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal appeals courts have rejected constitutional challenges to using midazolam as the first drug in a three-drug combination.

Tennessee last executed someone in 2009.

'I'm no good': Cincinnati killer Robert Van Hook executed by lethal injection .
Robert Van Hook, a death row inmate who brutally killed a man in his Hyde Park apartment in 1985, is dead. He was pronounced dead at 10:44 a.m. Wednesday at a Lucasville, Ohio, prison by lethal injection -- a combination of three drugs.

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