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Scott Dozier execution postponed; case now going to Supreme Court

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

Judge Jennifer Togliatti has postponed Scott Dozier's execution which was set for Nov. 14.

On Thursday afternoon, Togliatti granted a "stay" over concerns about the drug cocktail that will be used in the lethal injection.

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The Nevada Department of Corrections and Attorney General's office asked for the original stay, citing more legal issues that have to be worked out first.

Dozier was not in court for Thursday's meeting but has said repeatedly that he's ready to die.

The concern over the drug, a paralytic, is that it could potentially 'mask' pain and suffering.

The Supreme Court will now decide the next steps.

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Attorneys on both sides are now preparing legal briefs.

A status check has been scheduled for Dec. 7 so it's entirely possible that the execution won't happen before the end of the year.


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