Nevada Appealing Killer's Twice-Delayed Execution
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prison officials are asking the state Supreme Court to overrule a judge's delay of Nevada's first execution in 12 years after a drug company sought to block the use of its product.
The appeal filed Wednesday comes two weeks after twice-convicted killer Scott Raymond Dozier's lethal injection was postponed for a second time.
Prisons spokeswoman Brooke Santina says she had no immediate information about the filing.
Dozier says he wants to die, but the state has twice been blocked from using a never-tried combination of three drugs that it adopted after struggling to obtain lethal injection supplies.
New Jersey-based Alvogen contends Nevada prison officials illegally obtained its sedative midazolam.
Nevada also plans to use the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and a muscle paralytic called cisatracurium.