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Judge in Vegas OK's setting late-July Nevada execution date

Nevada Execution-Firing Squad
Posted at 1:16 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 19:23:14-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge says prosecutors in Las Vegas can set a date in late July for the first execution in Nevada in 15 years.

Court records show that on June 4 District Court Judge Michael Villani has amended the execution date for July 26.

But an attorney for the convicted mass murderer who would be put to death promised Monday to appeal that decision to the state Supreme Court.

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A federal judge also could decide Thursday to block any date for Zane Floyd's lethal injection.

Floyd is fighting not to die. He was convicted in 2000 of killing four people and wounding a fifth in a shotgun attack at a Las Vegas grocery store in 1999.