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Nevada Supreme Court hears arguments for using untested paralytic drug in death penalty case

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Scott Dozier wants to die. The state of Nevada wants to kill him.

Which left Dozier's attorney arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court on Tuesday not about whether he would be executed but how.

David Anthony, a federal public defender, told the seven justices that the state's proposed addition of the paralytic drug cisatracurium to a lethal execution regimen is unnecessary and would simply mask any mistakes made while administering two other drugs, fentanyl and diazepam.

"Their protocol has no upside and unlimited

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