SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican Speaker of the House is backing an effort to repeal the death penalty in the state three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the use of the firing squad as a backup execution method.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for a Nevada death row inmate whose execution is on hold are telling the state Supreme Court that his execution using a never-before-tried lethal injection protocol would be less humane than a veterinary euthanasia.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge whose order to remove one of three drugs from a never-before-tried lethal injection protocol stalled Nevada's first scheduled execution in 11 years says the next step in the case is up to the state Supreme Court.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge left a condemned Nevada prison inmate's execution on hold over concerns about using a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada's first execution in more than 11 years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's former top doctor says a scarcity of lethal injection drugs nationwide drove plans to use a never-before-tried three-drug combination for the state's first execution in more than 11 years.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is turning to a never-before-tried combination of drugs for the first execution in the state in more than a decade — including the powerful opioid fentanyl and a paralyzing drug that could mask any signs of trouble.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A death row inmate scheduled to become the first executed in Nevada in 11 years was placed on suicide watch for several days because he said he'll kill himself if the state won't do it.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge says she's leaning toward cutting a paralytic from the three-drug combination the state plans to use for the execution of a death-row inmate who said again he wants his sentence carried out next week.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada officials are pressing toward the state's first execution in 11 years, naming the state's top psychiatrist as interim replacement for the anesthesiologist who resigned last week after signing off on the lethal injection plan.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Questions arose about the upcoming execution of a Nevada death row inmate who wants to die, with a disclosure in court that the state official who signed off on the untried three-drug protocol has resigned.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's attorney general is telling a state court judge that if a death row inmate really wants to challenge the method of his upcoming execution, he has to come up with a better plan.