NDCS announcement regarding Moore execution

NDCS announcement regarding Moore execution


CONTACT  Laura Strimple, Communications Director

OFFICE 402-479-5712 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov

LINCOLN – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced the time of day for the execution of Carey Dean Moore (60) #32947. The execution, carried out by lethal injection, will occur at 10 a.m. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) on August 14, 2018.

Procedures for carrying out an execution are included in state statute as well as in Title 69, Chapter 11 of the Nebraska Administrative Code.

“NDCS is adhering to those procedures to ensure the order of the court is enforced,” said Director Frakes.

That includes contacting witnesses who will be present for the execution. State law allows three witnesses to attend on behalf of Moore, in addition to one member of the clergy. Up to three witnesses may also attend on behalf of the victims’ families. Moore received a death sentence for the shooting deaths of Reuel Van Ness, Jr. and Maynard Helgeland in Omaha in 1979.

Director Frakes may designate up to six additional people to witness the execution, of which two must be professional members of the Nebraska news media.