Nebraska Officials Consider Changes to Death Penalty Protocol
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Attorney General Jon Bruning says state officials have discussed changes
to Nebraska's lethal injection protocol, now that a key drug is
Bruning says he would support a change to ensure that the state can carry out
executions. Bruning says he has spoken with Gov. Dave Heineman and
state prison officials, and he considers that option to be on the table.
state's three-drug protocol calls for a dose of sodium thiopental to
render an inmate unconscious, followed by another drug that causes
paralysis, then a third to stop the heart.
Sodium thiopental has become nearly impossible to buy, and Nebraska's supply expires in December.