Nebraska Executes Death Row Prisoner Using Fentanyl for First Time in U.S. History

HeadlineAug 15, 2018

And in Nebraska, authorities executed Carey Dean Moore using a four-drug cocktail that included fentanyl, which had never been used before in an execution in the United States. It was the first execution in Nebraska in more than 20 years. Journalists who witnessed the execution said Moore’s face turned red, then purple, and that the execution took over 20 minutes from the moment the first drug was administered.

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