Lawmaker pulls death-penalty bill
A Nebraska lawmaker on Friday requested that debate on her bill to abolish the death penalty be stopped.
Omaha Sen. Brenda Council, whose bill (LB276) would replace the death penalty with a sentence of life in prison, asked for debate to stop so she can try to get answers about how the state purchased a lethal-injection drug.
The lawyer for death-row inmates Michael Ryan and Carey Dean Moore has questioned the legality of the state's purchase of sodium thiopental made by an overseas company.
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