(Neb)-State Seeks Executive Warrant For Carey Dean Moore
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to grant an execution warrant for Carey Dean Moore, the state's longest-serving death-row inmate. Moore was convicted of 1st-degree murder in the 1979 shooting deaths of two Omaha cab drivers.
Nebraska hasn't executed an inmate since inmate Robert Williams was electrocuted in 1997 for killing 3 women, but the state has since gone to lethal injection.
Peterson's motion says a warrant should be issued because Moore has no pending appeals or stays of execution in state or federal courts. Moore has had several execution dates set, most recently in 2007 and 2011, but courts have stayed them for various reasons.
An execution warrant triggers a 60-day window for state officials to carry out the execution and allows them to set a date. It's not clear when or if the Supreme Court would issue it.
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