Attorney General Doug Peterson today asked the Nebraska Supreme Court to set an execution date for Carey Dean Moore of July 10th.
Peterson’s office filed a motion with the Supreme Court asking for a July 10th execution date or a date sometime in mid-July. Peterson filed a motion for a death warrant April 3rd, but the court has yet to act on the motion.
The Department of Correctional Services reports it can assemble an execution team within 30 days of Supreme Court action to issue the death warrant. The department reports its supply of potassium chloride, one of the drugs used in the state’s proposed four-drug lethal injection protocol, will expire at the end of August.
Moore on Thursday told the court he does not want his attorneys to file any more motions to block his execution.
Moore, who is 60, was sentenced to death for killing two Omaha taxi drivers in 1979: Reuel Van Ness and Maynard Helgeland. Moore has been on death row longer than any other of the state’s 11 condemned inmates.
Nebraska has not carried out an execution since 1997.