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Crime Nevada plans to use 3 or 4 drugs for late-July execution

05:15  11 june  2021
05:15  11 june  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Previously, Nevada had used midazolam and hydromorphone as sedatives, but pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer halted the sale of its products to prisons in 2016 to prevent them from being used in executions . READ MORE: States consider firing squads, gas chambers after botched injections. New York University professor of emergency medicine Susi Vassallo told nonprofit news organization The Marshall Project, it “doesn’t make much sense” why these three drugs were selected. “You don’t need Valium [aka diazepam] if you have fentanyl,” Vassallo said, adding that both drugs cause

Update: The execution of Scott Dozier, originally scheduled for July 11, is now on hold. The judge granted a stay after the manufacturer of Midazolam objected to its use in the execution , based on records obtained by the ACLU of Nevada . The state previously planned to execute Dozier in November of 2017 using an untested and unusual three - drug cocktail comprised of Diazepam, a sedative; Fentanyl, a narcotic; and Cisatracurium, a paralytic. Although Dozier volunteered for execution , he still recognized the state’s independent responsibility to act in a constitutional manner

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada prison officials on Thursday disclosed that they want to use a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the state’s first lethal injection in 15 years, including the powerful opioid fentanyl, the sedative ketamine and a heart-stopping salt, potassium chloride.

FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the then-newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. Nevada prison officials say they'll use a never-before-tried combination of drugs will be employed for the state's first lethal injection in 15 years. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - This Nov. 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Nevada Department of Corrections shows the then-newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely, Nev. Nevada prison officials say they'll use a never-before-tried combination of drugs will be employed for the state's first lethal injection in 15 years. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File)

An execution manual provided to a federal judge ahead of a possible late-July death date for convicted mass killer Zane Michael Floyd said a similar-acting drug, alfentanil, might substitute for fentanyl and potassium acetate might substitute for potassium chloride.

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Nevada has officially scheduled the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, for July 11. While Dozier has repeatedly stated the wish to die, the sentence was delayed due to ethical concerns over an unusual mix of drugs to be used . Dozier will become the first death row inmate in Nevada jails to be executed in over a decade. The last time capital punishment was carried out through lethal injection in the state was in 2006, a year before Dozier, also known as Chad Wyatt, was put on the death row.

Investigators later found a witness who claimed to have seen a corpse in Dozier's room. They deduced that Dozier had offered to help Mr Miller obtain ingredients to make meth in exchange for US,000. When the young man turned up, Dozier shot him and stole the cash before chopping up his body. On July 11, Dozier will be put to death by lethal injection — Nevada 's first execution in 12 years — with a new cocktail of drugs labelled "risky" by critics. One sedative will be substituted for another, and prison officials said on Tuesday they plan to use two other drugs never before used in executions in any

In a four-drug procedure, the muscle paralytic cisatracurium would also be used to stop the condemned man’s ability to breathe before he receives the heart-stopping agent.

U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware II said he may issue a stay of execution by the end of the month to allow time to review the choice of drugs and the 65-page Execution Manual.

Floyd, 45, does not want to die. He was sentenced in 2000 for killing four people and wounding a fifth in a shotgun attack at a Las Vegas grocery store in 1999.

He lost state and federal appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his case.

A state judge in Las Vegas said this week that prosecutors and prison officials can begin planning his execution for the week of July 26.

Floyd’s federal public defenders said they'll appeal.

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