Last Updated: 8:18 AM Apr 18, 2007
State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha says the planned execution of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore should not go forward, because the state violated administrative rules.
In a memo to Attorney General Jon Bruning and Governor Dave Heineman, Chambers says the method of execution was changed three years ago without a public hearing or oversight from the attorney general's and governor's offices.
Bruning says in a statement that his office will review the matter and respond appropriately.
Death-row inmates used to be executed with four separate jolts of electricity on the electric chair. But that was changed in 2004 following a judge's decision that state law requires a continuous application of electricity until the inmate is dead.
The new protocol Chambers is challenging is designed to comply with state law.
Moore is scheduled to be electrocuted May Eighth.