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Moore Lawyer Presses State

By: Paul Hammel /Omaha World Herald | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 LINCOLN — The attorney for condemned murderer Carey Dean Moore wants to question Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and other state officials about their knowledge of the state’s problems in obtaining a key lethal-injection drug. Last month, it was revealed that the state did not possess a usable supply of sodium thiopental to carry out an execution, even though it continued to press the State Supreme Court for a date for Moore’s execution. The state sought and obtained from the Supreme Court a June 14 execution for Moore, despite discovering 10 days earlier that its supply of sodium thiopental was purchased illegally from a

Nebraska Officials Express new Determination to Execute!

Problems with lethal injection persist There has been a flurry of activity with regard to the death penalty in Nebraska since the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a Stay of Execution for Carey Dean Moore on May 25, 2011. The Supreme Court issued the stay while it reviewed the appeal filed earlier that month after the execution date was set. One of the issues raised was whether Nebraska had illegally obtained the sodium thiopental needed to carry out the first step in the lethal injection protocol. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning almost immediately filed an appeal to have the stay lifted so the state could move forward with the execution. The press recently learned that Nebraska officials

My Journey into the Movement

By: Stacy Anderson, Executive Director I pulled to the side of the road. I could no longer see through the tears. They had found her body. This girl I had mentored for a few years had gone missing, and I had been holding out hope they would find her alive. My grief gave way to rage as an acquaintance from my high school years turned himself in and confessed to her murder. I wanted him dead! Still, the teachings of my faith started running through my brain. Vengeance is not mine. Forgive as I’ve been forgiven. Love my enemies. I was conflicted, to say the least. Growing up in Nebraska, in a conservative household, I was taught to believe that if you killed someone, you should be killed—simple

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