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Department of Corrections Announces Experimental Lethal Injection Drugs

The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services announced last Friday that they have obtained four drugs that they plan to use in the lethal injection of Jose Sandoval. Included in the news release was a copy of the letter to Sandoval listing the order and dosages of the drugs to be used, as is required by law. After a mandatory sixty day waiting period, Attorney General Doug Peterson plans to ask the Nebraska Supreme Court for an execution warrant. The drugs to be used are diazepam (an anesthetic) , fentanyl citrate (an opioid), cisatracurium besylate (a paralytic), and potassium chloride (which stops the heart). This experimental combination of drugs has never been used before for an exec

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