LAS VEGAS – A convicted mass murderer from Nevada poses a series of legal challenges to plan his execution in early June.
One of the questions raised by Zane Floyd’s attorneys is whether District Attorney Steve Wolfson really wants the fatal injection in a disused Carson City prison.
This November 10, 2016 file photo released by the Nevada Department of Justice shows the newly completed execution chamber at Ely State Prison in Ely. (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File).
This week attorneys filed new documents asking a judge to hold the trial on hold at least long enough to determine whether the state’s lethal injection procedure would be unconstitutional cruel and inhuman and to force prison officials to show that they were the three Have drugs that they would use.
Earlier this week, Floyd urged the state to consider establishing the execution squad as an option.
Floyd’s attorney says they are asking for mercy too.
Floyd was convicted of mass shooting at an Albertson grocery store in Las Vegas on June 3, 1999.