US state to resume prisoner executions after 20 years

US state to resume prisoner executions after 20 yearsThe death penalty will resume in Nebraska for the first time in 20 years, with the US state planning to execute a convicted killer using a new, untested combination of drugs. State prison officials on Thursday informed Jose Sandoval, on death row for the murders of five people during a 2002 bank robbery, of their intention to execute him by lethal injection. The state intends to use a new drug protocol which could prompt legal challenges, and death penalty opponents quickly raised concerns.



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