Nevada tells court Nebraska execution had no complications

MGN Online

Nevada prison officials are telling the state Supreme Court that witnesses reported no complications following Nebraska's execution this week using some of the same drugs Nevada wants to use in a twice-postponed lethal injection.

Nevada state attorneys argue in a Wednesday court filing that Nebraska's four-drug combination included a sedative, the synthetic opioid fentanyl and a paralytic agent like Nevada plans to use.

Nebraska also used a heart-stopping drug, potassium chloride, in Tuesday's execution of condemned killer Carey Dean Moore.

Witnesses said Moore breathed heavily, turned red and then purple as the drugs were administered.

Two pharmaceutical companies want the Nevada high court to let a lower-court judge decide if the companies can block use of their products in an execution.

The state wants justices to decide a fast-track appeal.

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