07 January 2019 :
Scott Dozier, Who Pushed For Execution, Dead of Suicide in Cell. Dozier, 48, White, was found hanging from a bed sheet attached to an air vent in Ely State Prison, according to a news release. No one else was in the cell. “Responding staff made immediate notification to medical staff and attempted to provide emergency medical care until help arrived,” Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Santina told the press. “Dozier was pronounced dead at approximately 4:35 p.m. by emergency medical staff at the scene.” Dozier was arrested on June 25, 2002, in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2005 in Arizona Dozier received a 22-year sentence in the July 27, 200 killing of Jasen Green. After being extradited to Nevada, he stood trial for the April 18, 2002 killing of 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller, who was one of Dozier’s drug associates (methamphetamine). He was convicted of the murder in September 2007, and received a death sentence on October 3, 2007. Dozier had waived his appeals and told the court that he would rather be put to death than spend more time on death row. The death sentence was upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court on January 23, 2012. Dozier was first slated to be executed on November 14, 2017, and then on July 11, 2018, but his lethal injection was called after the maker of one of the drugs (Alvogen, maker of Midazolam) sued to stop its use. He was placed on suicide watch after the execution was called off. This fall, according to the Marshall Project, he was placed in solitary confinement for mental health reasons, with just some clothing and an anti-suicide blanket. Nevada has not executed an inmate in more than 12 years. When Dozier dropped his appeals, the state had to come up with a new protocol for a lethal injection. That process was complicated when the drug manufacturers objected to their products being used as instruments to death and took legal action.