Nevada Plans to Execute Inmate Next Week Using Controversial Paralytic Drug


Deborah Denno was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about Nevada’s plan to execute a convicted killer using a never-before-tried paralytic drug.

Fordham University law professor Deborah Denno, who has studied death penalty cases nationally, said if Nevada’s gambit to use the three-drug protocol including the paralytic were to go badly, “it would be one more pebble on the pile against lethal injection,” and that the mistake wouldn’t go unnoticed. She said recent cases in Ohio and Arizona had forced more scrutiny of procedures even as they continue to be carried out.

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