Crime Judge: Who'll run Nevada execution with no medical officer?

18:05  06 november  2017
18:05  06 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution

  Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A doctor working for Ohio's prison system says it would be reasonable to allow a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month. Dr. James McWeeney said death row inmate Alva Campbell became agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position in a test.McWeeney also said he couldn't find veins suitable for inserting an IV on either of Campbell's arms.Campbell is scheduled to die Nov. 15 for fatally shooting teenager Charles Dials during a 1997 carjacking.

A Nevada judge is asking who 's in charge of the upcoming execution of a death-row inmate who wants his sentence carried out, after the state's top doctor quit. 31, 2017, when she was told that Dr. John DiMuro quit Monday, Oct. 30, as chief state medical officer .

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge is asking who ’s in charge of the upcoming execution of a death-row inmate who wants his sentence carried out, after the state’s top doctor quit. Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti on Friday gave the state attorney general’s office until Monday to come up

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Questions arose about the upcoming execution of death row inmate Dozier, who wants to die, with a disclosure in court that the state official who signed off on the untried three-drug protocol has resigned. Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti responded with surprise Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, when she was told that Dr. John DiMuro quit Monday, Oct. 30, as chief state medical officer. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during an appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Questions arose about the upcoming execution of death row inmate Dozier, who wants to die, with a disclosure in court that the state official who signed off on the untried three-drug protocol has resigned. Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti responded with surprise Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, when she was told that Dr. John DiMuro quit Monday, Oct. 30, as chief state medical officer. (AP Photo/Ken Ritter, File)

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge is asking who's in charge of the upcoming execution of a death-row inmate who wants his sentence carried out, after the state's top doctor quit.

Arkansas judge dismisses bid to halt killer's execution

  Arkansas judge dismisses bid to halt killer's execution LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Friday to halt next week's planned execution of a convicted killer despite his attorneys' arguments that he's not mentally competent.The ruling came shortly after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was unlikely to grant clemency to Jack Greene, who is scheduled to be executed Thursday night. Greene was convicted in the 1991 death of Sidney Burnett, who was beaten with a can of hominy, stabbed and later shot.Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jodi Raines Dennis dismissed a lawsuit filed by Greene's attorneys challenging an Arkansas law that gives the state's top prisonsThe ruling came shortly after Gov.

Ken Ritter / AP. Nevada death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier confers with Lori Teicher, a federal public defender involved in his case, during a Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, appearance in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. Associated Press. Saturday, Nov.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge is asking who 's in charge of the upcoming execution of a death-row inmate who wants his sentence carried out, after the state's top doctor quit. Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti on Friday gave the state attorney general's office until Monday to come

Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti on Friday gave the state attorney general's office until Monday to come up with an answer.

Time is short. Scott Dozier's lethal injection is scheduled for Nov. 14 at Ely State Prison.

Federal public defenders are challenging a never-before-tried combination of three drugs the former chief state medical officer, Dr. John DiMuro, approved for the first execution in Nevada in 11 years.

They argue Dozier could be "awake and aware" for several minutes while he suffocates to death.

They also note the chief state medical officer is supposed to oversee parts of the preparation and delivery of the execution drugs.

Inmate will get pillow to help him breathe during execution .
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio will provide a wedge-shaped pillow to help a condemned inmate breathe as he's being executed this week, among other accommodations the state is considering. Death row prisoner Alva Campbell, who has said he is too ill for lethal injection, became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position, according to a medical review by a physician contractor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.Dr. James McWeeney noted there were no objective findings such as increased pulse rate or breathing to corroborate Campbell's anxiety.

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