A prisons official says Nevada has a date and the drugs needed to carry out its first execution in 12 years.
State Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Santina said Wednesday that the lethal injection of Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled for July 11 at Ely State Prison.
Santina says officials plan to use a never-tried three-drug cocktail that was the subject of a court fight. She says the drugs haven't expired despite some questions about whether they had.
The protocol includes an anti-anxiety drug, the powerful painkiller fentanyl and a paralyzing drug that attorneys who challenged the execution say could mask any signs of pain and suffering.
The state Supreme Court decided last month not to stop the execution on procedural grounds despite challenges by lawyers and a rights group.