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Nevada to execute inmate with fentanyl in U.S

Nevada to execute inmate with fentanyl in U.S. first Scott Dozier wants to die by untested method, even if it’s painful
Kenny Thornton | 13 July, 2018, 20:28

New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying the state illegally secured the product through "subterfuge" and intended it for unapproved purposes.

Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez scheduled a hearing Wednesday to decide if the execution can take place just hours later. The previous challenge, filed a year ago by a different company in Arkansas, was unsuccessful in halting that execution.

"I've been very clear about my desire to be executed ... even if suffering is inevitable", Scott Raymond Dozier said in a handwritten note to a state court judge who postponed his execution last November over concerns that the untried drug regimen could leave him suffocating, conscious and unable to move a muscle.

Dozier was sentenced to die in 2007 for first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon in the slaying of Jeremiah Miller. Although Dozier waived his appeals in 2016 and told reporters he wishes to be put to death rather than held in prison, human rights advocates have not wavered in opposing plans for his execution. Nevada's new execution protocol also calls for the use of fentanyl to slow the inmate's breathing and cisatracurium to stop his breathing.

The state is expected to appeal the judge's order to the state Supreme Court, and the judge in Las Vegas has scheduled a September 10 hearing involving drug company attorneys.

Sandoval spokeswoman Mary-Sarah Kinner said the governor had no comment on pending litigation. It has resulted in states scrambling to find legally obtainable lethal injection drugs.

A drug manufacturer filed suit Tuesday in an effort to stop Wednesday's execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier.

The drugs were ordered from one of the US's largest pharmaceutical distribution companies, Cardinal Health, which is among wholesalers facing a barrage of lawsuits accusing them of profiteering from the opioid epidemic by delivering vast quantities of prescription painkillers to small pharmacies and ignoring evidence they were being used by people addicted to the drugs.

In 2005, Dozier was sentenced to 22 years in prison for the shooting and mauling of 26-year-old Jasen Greene, whose body was found in 2002 in a shallow grave outside Phoenix.

She said that has virtually closed the pipeline on states accessing those drugs and forced them to turn to domestic pharmaceutical companies. The state said it would explore whether it could appeal to the Nevada Supreme Court.

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In a twist, Dozier himself has argued for his own execution over the past year, telling the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Life in prison isn't a life".

"Using fentanyl in an execution is particularly odd and confusing because of its place in the opioid epidemic", said the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Nevada, Amy Rose.

In court papers, Alvogen also cited the risk of a botched execution, citing instances in Alabama, Arizona and Oklahoma in the past few years in which inmates were left gasping or snorting, appeared to regain consciousness or took an unusually long time to die.

The Nevada authorities refused to make public how they obtained the fentanyl and other drugs, but last week the ACLU won a court ruling forcing the department of corrections to hand over invoices.

The synthetic opioid fentanyl is a drug at the center of the US opioid crisis.

Dozier has attempted suicide in the past and has said repeatedly that he prefers execution to life behind bars.

"Life in prison isn't a life", the 47-year-old told the Review-Journal.

There's a limit to how much artwork and exercise a person can do in prison, Dozier said in court hearings and letters to Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti, who postponed his execution a year ago. A witness testified that Dozier used a sledgehammer to break Greene's limbs so the corpse would fit in a plastic tote that Dozier used to transport meth, equipment and chemicals. Miller's torso was found inside of a suitcase dumped in a trash bin on West Flamingo Road.

Death-penalty watchers have pointed to inconsistent results with midazolam since the 2014 executions of Dennis McGuire in OH and Josph Rudolph Wood III in Arizona.

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