Nebraska's Longest Death Row Inmate Wants To Be His Own Lawyer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska's longest-serving death row inmate is asking a judge to disregard any legal efforts to spare his life, unless he files them himself.

Carey Dean Moore submitted a motion in Douglas County District
Court that seeks to withdraw all pending legal briefs filed on his
behalf. The motion says Moore wants to submit future court filings
himself, acting as his own lawyer.

Moore was convicted of first-degree murder for killing cab
drivers Maynard D. Helgeland and Reuel Eugene Van Ness during
botched robberies in 1979.

Six days before Moore was scheduled to be executed in 2007, the
state's high court issued a stay because it wanted to consider
whether the electric chair should still be used.

The court later ruled that the electric chair amounted to cruel and unusual punishment.

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