Scott Dozier, 47, was presupposed to be useless later right now. By his personal phrases, that’s precisely what he wished. A lawsuit filed by the pharmaceutical firm Alvogen, nevertheless, put Dozier’s execution by deadly injection on maintain.

Clark County District Courtroom Choose Elizabeth Gonzalez in Nevada ordered the delay Wednesday after the corporate sued to forestall its drug midazolam from being utilized in “botched” executions. That is the primary time a drug firm has efficiently sued to halt an execution, in line with the Related Press.

Courtroom paperwork said that Nevada jail officers obtained the sedative midazolam by “subterfuge” and the corporate demanded that or not it’s returned and never utilized in Dozier’s execution.

The doc notes that midazolam (certainly one of three medication that had been for use within the deadly injection cocktail) “just isn’t authorized to be used in such an software”.

Different drug corporations like Pfizer have demanded the state of Nevada to return the corporate’s diazepam (Valium) and fentanyl. The state refused, nevertheless. Different producers refuse to promote medication utilized in executions. This consists of McKesson Corp. It said that it wished nothing to do with executions, and accused the state of Arkansas final 12 months of acquiring a few of the medication utilized in deadly injections underneath false pretenses.

Dozier was sentenced to dying in 2002 after being convicted of killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller. 

He says that he prefers dying over life in jail. When requested how he felt concerning the state attempting to make use of fentanyl to kill him, he responded, “I feel it’s superior. Use a shit ton.”

If the execution had not been interrupted, Dozier would have been the primary inmate in the USA to be executed by a deadly injection laced with fentanyl.

[Mugshot via Nevada Department of Corrections]