April 7, 2007
State Prep For Nebraska's First Execution In 10 Years
Inmate Gives Up Appeals Fight
The Associated Press
OMAHA, Neb. -- Preparations are under way at the state penitentiary in
Lincoln, Neb., for the first execution in 10 years.
Carey Dean Moore is scheduled to go to the electric chair on May 8 for the
1979 murders of Omaha cab drivers Maynard Helgeland and Reuel Van Ness.
Moore said in a court filing last month that he was ending all efforts to
contest his death sentence, clearing the way for Nebraska's first execution
since Robert Williams was electrocuted in 1997.
The decision to give up his decades-long fight followed the U.S. Supreme
Court's denial of an appeal by Moore, who had argued that execution by the
electric chair amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.
The order left Nebraska as the only state with electrocution as its only
means of execution.
Source : The Associated Press