Ruling on execution drug energizes foes of Nebraska's policy
Posted: Thursday, July 25, 2013 12:00 am
LINCOLN — If Nebraska wants to keep a viable death penalty, it needs to change the drugs used to chemically end someone's life, an expert on capital punishment said Wednesday.
A federal appeals court ruling Tuesday effectively ruled out the use of a key drug used in lethal injections and will add momentum to the movement to repeal capital punishment, said Richard Dieter of the Death Penalty Information Center.
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