LISTEN LIVE: On Point

Advertisement

 

Nevada Death Row Inmate's Planned Execution Using Fentanyl Suspended10:58
Download

Play
A sign marks the entrance to Ely State Prison, the location of Nevada's execution chamber, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, near Ely, Nev. A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. (John Locher/AP)
A sign marks the entrance to Ely State Prison, the location of Nevada's execution chamber, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, near Ely, Nev. A Nevada judge effectively put the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier on hold Wednesday after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. (John Locher/AP)
This article is more than 4 years old.

Scott Dozier would have become the first death row inmate in the U.S. to be executed with the synthetic opioid fentanyl. But hours before the planned execution on Wednesday, a Nevada judge suspended the execution. The announcement comes after questions about how Nevada's Department of Corrections got its hands on the drugs.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks about the case with Maurice Chammah (@MauriceChammah), staff writer for The Marshall Project.

This segment aired on July 12, 2018.

Related:

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

 
Play
Listen Live
/00:00
Close