NDCS carries out execution of Carey Dean Moore

NDCS carries out execution of Carey Dean Moore


CONTACT  Laura Strimple, Communications Director

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

August 14, 2018 (Lincoln Neb.) – Today at 11:05 a.m., Director Scott R. Frakes made the following statement:

“The execution of Carey Dean Moore (60) #32947, scheduled for 10 a.m. today, was carried out pursuant to the order issued by the Nebraska Supreme Court on July 5, 2018. The first of four substances was administered at 10:24 a.m. The Lancaster County coroner pronounced Moore’s time of death at 10:47 a.m.

“As the director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS), I am required to carry out the order of the court. This agency has done so with professionalism, respect for the process and with dignity for all involved. I recognize that today’s execution impacts many people on many levels, most certainly the families of Mr. Van Ness and Mr. Helgeland.

“In accordance with Neb. Rev. Stat. 83-970, Moore designated three people and one member of the clergy as witnesses to the execution. The six witness slots designated by the director were filled by four members of the Nebraska news media and two NDCS staff members.

“Moore’s body will be remanded to the custody of the Nebraska State Patrol. An autopsy will be conducted.”