Man awaiting lethal injection to review Nevada prison execution manual

Condemned Nevada inmate Scott Dozier and his lawyers can review previously redacted portions of the state’s execution manual, according to an agreement hammered out in court Thursday.

Still, the details of the execution manual are not open to the public, and if Dozier leaks any portion of the document — to friends, family or fellow inmates — he could lose prison priveleges for the remaining two months of his life.

With Dozier’s execution set for Nov. 14, District Judge Jennifer Togliatti told his lawyers that she could cut off his contact to the outside world should he disclose confidential prison information.

Nearly a year ago, Dozier wrote the judge and asked that his appeals cease and his execution carried out.

Federal public defenders representing Dozier want the state’s execution manual reviewed by a medical expert.

Prison officials recently reported the three drugs expected to be used in lethal injection: diazepam, which is normally used to treat anxiety and muscle spasms; fentanyl, used for pain; and cisatracurium, a skeletal muscle relaxant or paralytic.

Dozier would be the first Nevada inmate executed in more than a decade. He was sent to Nevada’s death row nearly 10 years ago for his second killing.

A Clark County jury convicted him in September 2007 of killing 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller at the now-closed La Concha Motel. In 2005, Dozier was convicted in Arizona of second-degree murder.

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