Inmate of death row, Scott Raymond Dozier (pictured), 47, has said he only wants his sentence carried out
An inmate in Nevada's death row whose execution has been postponed twice said a legal fight over his fate is taking a torturous toll on him and his family, and he just wants his sentence to be served.
Scott Raymond Dozier was found guilty of murdering and dismembering Jeremiah Miller, 22, in 2002.
His torso was found in a suitcase that had been thrown into a dumpster. His hands, feet and head were never recovered.
The state should do it, just do it effectively and stop fighting about it, "Dozier said in a brief phone call from Ely State Prison.
He added: "I want to be very clear about this, this is my wish.
"They should stop punishing me and my family for their inability to carry out the execution."
Dozier's comments came a month after a judge in Las Vegas postponed his execution almost at the final hour.
Nevada law requires the death penalty by lethal injection. But pharmaceutical companies across the country have opposed having their drugs used in foreclosures.
On Thursday, a third drug company must ask Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez of the Clark County District Court to let her join two other firms demanding to block the use of their products for a lethal injection of three drugs.
Dozier was found guilty of murdering and dismembering 22-year-old Jeremiah Miller (left and right) in 2002. His torso was found in a suitcase that had been thrown into a garbage dump. His hands, feet and head were never recovered
Attorney General Adam Laxalt's office is expected on Thursday to request Clark County District Court Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez to reject Sandoz's offer to join the case.
Deputy Attorney General Jordan T Smith argued that the maker of a muscle-crippling agent that authorities plan to use as a third drug did not object before Dozier's execution was postponed in November and is now jumping into a public relations wave with the manufacturers of Alvogen and Hikma Pharmaceuticals drugs.
Dozier's comments (pictured in 2017) came a month after a judge in Las Vegas postponed his execution
Gonzalez last week allowed Hikma, maker of the powerful opioid fentanyl, to join Alvogen, a producer of the sedative midazolam, in a lawsuit on a quick track to an audience on September 10.
The companies say they publicly stated that they did not want their products used in foreclosures and claim that Nevada obtained their medications inappropriately.
Nevada, which has not executed an inmate since 2006, has become a model of the problem that death penalty states have had in recent years by getting drugs for lethal injections.
Penitentiary officials want to reschedule Dozier's execution by mid-November and ask the Nevada Supreme Court to quickly consider and revoke Gonzalez's temporary order not to use midazolam.
Fifteen states side with Nevada before the state Supreme Court in a battle that pitted prominent pharmaceutical companies against more than half of the 31 states in the United States. UU With the death penalty.
Dozier, 47, called the fight over his fate a legal whirlwind.
He said he wants to continue with his lethal injection and that he really does not care if he feels pain. Critics have said he is looking for state-assisted suicide.
On Thursday, a third drug company must ask Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez of the Clark County District Court (pictured) to join it with two other firms demanding to block the use of their products for a lethal injection of three medicines
Dozier said he "does not even really want to die … but I'd rather die than spend my life in prison." Pictured is the enforcement chamber of the Nevada Department of Corrections
"I do not even want to die," Dozier said, "but I'd rather die than spend my life in prison."
The inmate said he was not questioning his convictions and prayers.
But he also denied committing the drug-related killings in 2002 in Phoenix and Las Vegas, for which he was convicted and sentenced in 2007 to the death penalty.
"For the record, I am affirming my innocence," Dozier said. But, I'm not going to be the man in jail who is going to complain & this is an injustice & # 39; That ended. I had my chance & # 39;
Prosecutors successfully brought up the case that Dozier, who had lost his life, had killed Miller for $ 12,000 that the victim had brought to Las Vegas to buy supplies of methamphetamine.
Miller studied at Glendale Community College in Arizona and Arizona State University, where he wanted to pursue a career in elementary education.