Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug

Nevada judge stalls execution after company objects to use of its drug
 

A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of a two-time killer on hold on Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.
Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez of Clark county district disallowed the use of the drug in a ruling that came down less than nine hours before Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, was to be executed with a three-chemical injection never before tried in the US.
New Jersey-based Alvogen had urged the judge to block the use of its sedative midazolam, saying that the state illegally obtained the product through “subterfuge” and... read more

 
11 July 2018 in World News, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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