A grand jury in California handed up an indictment of David Paule, 47, of Indian Springs on Tuesday charging him with three counts of threatening a federal official.
While Nevada has struggled to execute a condemned killer who volunteered for his sentence to be carried out and as other parts of the country move away from capital punishment, Clark County jurors handed down the second most death sentences in the United States last year.
The Jasper Goddard case underscores a debate between prosecutors and public defenders: Does the time and resources it takes to secure the death penalty, and guide it through the appeals process, make the punishment ineffective in some cases?
Both states use lethal injection to impose the ultimate punishment, but that’s where the similarities end. Since 2012, Texas has used a single barbiturate to end inmates’ lives while Nevada wants to use an untried three-drug “cocktail.”
In letters to elected officials, Matthew Wright of Henderson uses a phrase popular among followers of QAnon, a murky online conspiracy plot that casts Trump as the hero in a campaign to topple evil, left-wing global elites.
Residents are focused on other issues, she said, such as rising utility costs and a requirement to show identification at the landfill. The planned execution of a convicted murderer is secondary, she said.
A drug manufacturer filed suit Tuesday in an effort to stop this week’s execution of convicted murderer Scott Dozier.
A manual details the moments leading up to Nevada’s first execution in 12 years. If it goes according to plan, Scott Dozier will be dead by 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Scott Dozier’s case spent two years working through the court system, including a ruling from the Nevada Supreme Court, after he waived his appeals. Now the state is ready to kill him.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s ruled this week that “flagrant misconduct” by prosecutors had irreparably tainted the case against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a Montana militia leader.