Dozier al­lowed to re­view state prison man­ual

Could lose priv­i­leges if in­for­ma­tion leaked

Las Vegas Review-Journal - - NEVADA - By David Fer­rara Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal

Con­demned Ne­vada in­mate Scott Dozier and his lawyers can re­view pre­vi­ously redacted por­tions of the state’s ex­e­cu­tion man­ual, ac­cord­ing to an agree­ment ham­mered out in court Thurs­day.

Still, the de­tails of the ex­e­cu­tion man­ual are not open to the pub­lic, and if Dozier leaks any por­tion of the doc­u­ment — to friends, fam­ily or fel­low in­mates — he could lose prison priv­eleges for the re­main­ing two months of his life.

With Dozier’s ex­e­cu­tion set for Nov. 14, Dis­trict Judge Jen­nifer Togli­atti told his lawyers that she could cut off his con­tact to the out­side world should he dis­close con­fi­den­tial prison in­for­ma­tion.

Nearly a year ago, Dozier wrote the judge and asked that his ap­peals cease and his ex­e­cu­tion be car­ried out.

Fed­eral pub­lic de­fend­ers rep­re­sent­ing Dozier want the state’s ex­e­cu­tion man­ual re­viewed by a medical expert.

Prison of­fi­cials re­cently re­ported the three drugs ex­pected to be used in lethal in­jec­tion: di­azepam, which is nor­mally used to treat anx­i­ety and mus­cle spasms; fen­tanyl, used for pain; and cisatracurium, a skele­tal mus­cle re­lax­ant or par­a­lytic.

Dozier would be the first Ne­vada in­mate ex­e­cuted in more than a decade. He was sent to Ne­vada’s death row nearly 10 years ago for his sec­ond killing.

A Clark County jury con­victed him in Septem­ber 2007 of killing 22-yearold Jeremiah Miller at the now­closed La Con­cha Mo­tel. In 2005, Dozier was con­victed in Ari­zona of sec­ond-de­gree mur­der.

Con­tact David Fer­rara at dfer­rara@ re­viewjour­nal.com or 702-380-1039. Fol­low @ran­dom­poker on Twit­ter.

Richard Brian

Las Ve­gas Re­view-jour­nal @ve­g­as­pho­to­graph Death row in­mate Scott Dozier ap­pears be­fore Judge Jen­nifer Togli­atti dur­ing a hear­ing Mon­day at the Re­gional Jus­tice Cen­ter about his ex­e­cu­tion.

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