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Nebraska Prepares to Carry Out First Execution in U.S. with Fentanyl

HeadlineAug 14, 2018

The state of Nebraska is scheduled to carry out its first execution in more than 20 years today. Carey Dean Moore is set to be killed using a three-drug cocktail that includes fentanyl, which has never been used before in an execution. On Friday, a federal judge rejected a move by a German pharmaceutical company to block the killing. More than 60,000 opponents of the death penalty have also signed a petition urging Nebraska’s governor to call off the execution.

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