Judge leaves Nevada execution on hold, sets another hearing

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017|1:49 p.m.

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A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate’s execution on hold over issues about using a never-before-tried three-drug mix for Nevada’s very first execution in more than 11 years.

With the Nevada Supreme Court anticipated to evaluate the case and choose in coming months if Scott Dozier’s execution ought to continue, Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti stated Tuesday she desires composed filings on other issues.

The judge set a Jan. 17 hearing date on key questions including whether federal public defenders should continue representing Dozier.

Dozier wants his execution performed, and has actually dropped all previous appeals.

But he permitted federal public protectors to challenge the untried three-drug protocol.

Dozier has been on death row at Ely State Prison since 2007 for convictions in murders in Phoenix and Las Vegas.

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