13 April 2020 :
Battle over drugs for Nevada execution ends with no decision. A nearly 2-year court fight over drugs that Nevada obtained for an execution it never carried out has ended with pharmaceutical companies taking back their expired products and the state accepting refunds, with no clear decision about how a lethal injection could be carried out. A judge in Las Vegas dismissed the case Tuesday after both sides agreed to drop a lawsuit that arose from former death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier’s effort to be executed. Dozier, a twice-convicted murderer, gave up appeals and declared he wanted to die rather than live his life behind bars. He killed himself last year in prison, making moot the drug makers’ lawsuit aimed at halting the use of their products for lethal injection.