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A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5) A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)
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    Wednesday, July 11 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-07-12 01:14:39 GMT
    A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)
    A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)

    The execution of Scott Dozier, set for Wednesday night, has been halted after a temporary court injunction in Las Vegas.

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    The execution of Scott Dozier, set for Wednesday night, has been halted after a temporary court injunction in Las Vegas.

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  • Manufacturer files lawsuit to stop use of drug in Nevada execution

    Manufacturer files lawsuit to stop use of drug in Nevada execution

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:23:16 GMT
    A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)

    The manufacturer of a drug to be used in the execution of Nevada death-row inmate Scott Dozier filed a lawsuit against the State of Nevada, Nevada Department of Corrections, and others to stop the use of the drug in the execution. 

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    The manufacturer of a drug to be used in the execution of Nevada death-row inmate Scott Dozier filed a lawsuit against the State of Nevada, Nevada Department of Corrections, and others to stop the use of the drug in the execution. 

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  • Judge OKs Nevada execution, but questions about drugs remain

    Judge OKs Nevada execution, but questions about drugs remain

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:28:25 GMT
    A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)
    A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)A man convicted years ago for killing a 22-year-old, chopping up his body, and then putting it in a suitcase said he is ready to face the death penalty next week. (FOX5)

    A judge has signed off on the first execution in Nevada in 12 years, despite lingering questions about a never-before-used drug protocol that's faced a court fight. 

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    A judge has signed off on the first execution in Nevada in 12 years, despite lingering questions about a never-before-used drug protocol that's faced a court fight. 

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -

The Latest on court arguments about the drugs that would be used for Nevada to execute its first death-row inmate in 12 years (all times local):

10:10 a.m.

The Nevada Supreme Court has stepped in to decide whether drug companies can try to stop the state from using their medications in a twice-postponed lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants to die.

A state court judge in Las Vegas cancelled hearings Thursday following an order late Wednesday from six of the high court's seven justices.

Supreme Court intervention had been sought by the state attorney general's office regarding the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier.

The judge had planned to hear drugmaker Sandoz's request to join a bid by Alvogen and Hikma Pharmaceuticals to prevent Nevada from using their products in a three-drug combination never before tried in any state.

12:55 a.m.

A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice says the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he wants his sentence carried out.

Scott Raymond Dozier told The Associated Press that the state should, in his words, "just get it done, just do it effectively and stop fighting about it."

Dozier's comments in a brief prison telephone call on Wednesday came a day before a third drug company is due to ask a state court judge in Las Vegas to let it join with two other firms suing to block the use of their products in executions.

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The companies say they publicly declared they didn't want their products used in executions and allege that Nevada improperly obtained their drugs.

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