German drug company sues to block US execution: A US state's first-ever lethal injection could be delayed or permanently halted by a German company that said Nebraska may have illegally acquired its drugs. The state plans on using an untested four-drug combination.

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DW.COM—A US state's first-ever lethal injection could be delayed or permanently halted by a German company that said Nebraska may have illegally acquired its drugs. The state plans on using an untested four-drug combination.

Nebraska to carry out state's first execution using lethal injection. Nebraska is scheduled to carry out its first execution using lethal injection in state history on Tuesday. The state plans to execute Carey Dean Moore in what would be Nebraska's first execution in 21 years, using four drugs. Moore was sentenced to death for the 1979 killings of two taxi drivers in Omaha, Nebraska. The last time Nebraska executed an inmate was in December 1997, when Robert Williams was put to death using the electric chair. Legal efforts by a German drug company Fresenius Kabi,...