Execution Blocked After Company Objects to Use of Its Drug

A Nevada judge halted the use of a drug in the execution of Dozier hours before he was scheduled to die by a first-of-its-kind lethal injection mixture.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A twice-convicted killer who wants to die rather than spend his life in prison was about an hour from eating his final meal Wednesday when he found out a Nevada judge had indefinitely delayed his execution after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. Instead of carrying out what would have been the first execution in Nevada since 2006 and the…

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