Condemned inmate Scott Dozier complains of death penalty delay
LAS VEGAS (AP) —
The Nevada death row inmate whose execution was postponed last week is complaining to a judge that he's suffering what he calls an open-ended and unnecessary delay.
State prisons spokeswoman Brooke Keast said Tuesday that Scott Raymond Dozier was returned to suicide watch on Nov. 14, the day he had been scheduled to die by lethal injection at Ely State Prison.
Dozier turned 47 on Monday.
He has volunteered to die, and would become the first person executed in Nevada since 2006.
Court documents show that he sent a Nov. 13 letter asking Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti to lift a stay of execution that she issued over concerns about the three-drug cocktail that prison officials want to use.
The matter is now destined for review by the Nevada Supreme Court.