Moore pronounced dead in Nebraska's first ever lethal injection execution

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Carey Dean Moore has been pronounced dead in Nebraska’s first ever lethal injection execution.

Moore was executed Tuesday with a combination of four drugs that had never been used before in an execution in the United States, including the powerful opioid fentanyl. The execution also marked the first lethal injection in Nebraska.

He was scheduled to be executed at 10 a.m. on August 14 for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers.

NTV's Steve White is in Lincoln and will have updates on the process.

Here is the full letter given to NTV News:

Moore was one of the nation's longest-serving death row inmates. His death comes about three years after Nebraska lawmakers abolished the death penalty, only to have it reinstated the following year through a ballot initiative partially financed by Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts.

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