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State court hearing reset about condemned killer's execution

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-12 21:33:22-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A state court judge postponed until January a hearing about condemned killer Zane Floyd's legal challenges of the method, the personnel and the drugs that would be used to kill him.

Judge Tierra Jones on Friday reset a status report after a prosecutor told her there are appeals pending before the Nevada Supreme Court and hearings set next week in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas.

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Floyd was convicted and sentenced in 2000 to die for killing four people and wounding a fifth in a 1999 shotgun attack at a Las Vegas grocery store.

His lethal injection would be the first in Nevada since 2006.