A date of August 14th has been set by the Nebraska Supreme Court to execute Carey Dean Moore, the longest serving inmate on Nebraska’s death row.
If carried out, it will be the first execution in Nebraska since 1997 and the first ever by lethal injection.
Attorney General Doug Peterson had requested a mid-July execution date.
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, who is 60, was sentenced to death for killing two Omaha taxi drivers in 1979: Reuel Van Ness and Maynard Helgeland, both 47-years-old.
Moore has dropped any effort to block his execution. The court has appointed the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy to represent him. It is not clear whether any motions will be filed to stop the scheduled execution.