Death row inmate Scott Dozier's execution postponed

LAS VEGAS - A judge who has been hearing a challenge of the state's untried prison lethal injection plan for Scott Dozier, a death-row inmate, has delayed his execution.

Dozier is on death row for killing and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller back in 2002.  The crime also led police to a second murder victim.

On Thursday, the judge asked Dozier one last time whether he's changed his mind about becoming the first person to be executed in Nevada in 11 years.

Dozier told Clark County District Court Judge Jennifer Togliatti several times that he wants his sentence carried out.

The 46-year-old Dozier is a twice-convicted murderer who wasn't appealing his conviction or sentence, but he did allow federal public defenders to probe how the state decided on a three-drug combination that has never before been used for lethal injections in any other state for his execution.

Dozier's execution was scheduled for next Tuesday at a state prison in Ely.

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