The Gist

When Death Row Stalls

Nevada’s first execution since 2006 was stopped just hours before it was scheduled—even as a convicted killer welcomed it.

Convicts remain on death row for a very long time.

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Convicted killer Scott Dozier was scheduled to become Nevada’s first executed inmate since 2006, until the procedure was canceled with just hours to go. That wasn’t a victory for Dozier, who has dropped his appeals and spoken out to the media—including Vice’s Gianna Toboni—about his willingness to die.  

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