The First Execution in 21 Years to Take Place in Nebraska
LINCOLN – July 6, 2018
Carey Dean Moore, who has been imprisoned for almost 40 years for the murder of two cab drivers in Omaha, is about to be executed in Nebraska. Moore’s execution will be the first execution the state has performed since 1997.
Justices set the execution date for August 14. However, this is not the first time Moore has faced potential execution: The Nebraska Supreme Court had scheduled him to die on June 14, 2011, but that ruling was halted amid questions over the legality of the state's purchase of lethal injection drugs.
Nebraska currently has 12 men on death row.
Despite that capital punishment was abolished in the state in 2015, it was restored a year later.