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Judge postpones execution of Scott Dozier

Scott Dozier appears via teleconference for his court hearing Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center. (KSNV)

UPDATE: Judge Jennifer Togliatti has postponed Dozier's execution which was set for Nov. 14. The Supreme Court will now decide the next steps.

ORIGINAL STORY:

LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) -- One more hearing is scheduled for the convicted killer awaiting execution.

Scott Dozier appeared Wednesday via video conference from Ely State Prison at the Regional Justice Center.

Dozier was convicted of the 2002 murder of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in a suitcase, and tossed in a dumpster at a Las Vegas apartment complex.

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In court, Judge Jennifer Togliatti says she still needs several things:

  • A signed “protocol” from the warden on how the drugs will be administered.
  • Whether a paralytic drug can be eliminated from the dosage.
  • What happens if an accident occurs and Dozier is left in a vegetative state but doesn’t die.

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Lawyers will return to court at 11 a.m. Dozier says he wants the execution to move forward next Tuesday.

Nevada has not executed an inmate in 11 years.

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