Nebraska's Execution Protocol May be Examined

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Some key state lawmakers say questions about Nebraska's supply of one of its lethal injection drugs should prompt the state to reconsider its execution protocol.

Omaha Senator Brad Ashford says that if there are problems with Nebraska's method of execution, then lawmakers are obligated to re-examine it.

Ashford chairs the Judiciary Committee, which considers measures
related to the courts.

Omaha Senator Scott Lautenbaugh, another committee member, agrees.

He told the newspaper he'd be willing to take another look at the
protocol approved in 2010, after the state changed its method of
execution from electrocution.

Nebraska was twice obtained supplies of the drug sodium
thiopental. The first batch was ruled to have been illegally
imported, and questions are mounting about the importation about
the second batch.

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