State officials have notified an inmate condemned to death for his part in the deadly 2002 Norfolk bank robbery the drugs have been purchased for his execution.
The Department of Correctional Services has sent out a news release stating it has secured four drugs to carry out the lethal injection of Jose Sandoval.
No date has been set for the execution.
State law requires the department to give the condemned inmate at least 60 days’ notice before the Attorney General requests an execution date from the Nebraska Supreme Court.
Corrections officials say the state has secured diazepam, fentanyl citrate, cisatracurium besylate and potassium chloride; the drugs needed for lethal injection.
Sandoval received a death sentence after being convicted on five counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of five people in the Norfolk bank robbery in September of 2002. Prosecutors say Sandoval led a group of four men who attempted to rob the bank. He shot and killed three of the victims.
Nebraska held its last execution in 1997.