Doctor: Drug Scarcity Drove Nevada Execution PlanA scarcity of lethal injection drugs nationwide drove plans to use a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada's first execution in more than 11 years, the state's former top doctor told The Associated Press.
ACLU Wants Sandoval to Stop Nevada's 1st Execution Since 2006The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada has launched a petition to persuade the governor to stop the state's first execution in more than a decade — one that would be conducted with a drug mixture not used before.
Nevada Official Responsible for Execution Plan ResignsQuestions 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.
Arizona To Change Drugs It Uses In ExecutionsArizona officials said Monday they are changing the drugs they use in executions after an inmate in July gasped repeatedly over the course of nearly two hours while being put to death.
Utah Lawmakers Revive Plan For Firing Squad ExecutionsTen years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again to avoid problems with lethal-injection drugs.
Nevada Runs Out Of Drug For Lethal InjectionsNevada has run out of one of the three drugs needed to execute a criminal.