Nebraska carries out four-drug execution

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.
Updated: August 15, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.

This file photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.

Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.

A man kneels Tuesday outside the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln where the state conducted its first execution in more than 20 years.

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