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Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

 


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death.

Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez disallowed the drug in a ruling that came less than nine hours before Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, was to be executed by injection with a three-chemical combination never before tried in the U.S.

State prison officials later called off the 8 p.m. execution, and a judge issued an order indefinitely postponing it.

Despite the maneuvering around him, Dozier h...



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