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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.

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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.