Zane Floyd


ACLU condemns state’s proposed lethal injection plan for Zane Floyd

This story was originally published by Nevada Current. CARSON CITY–The Nevada Department of Corrections’ plan to use a never-before-tried combination of drugs to kill Zane Floyd, in what would be the state’s first execution in 15 years, was blasted by the ACLU of Nevada on Friday. In a statement, Jen...
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Judge weighs execution order for death row inmate Zane Floyd

A judge said Friday that he would decide within days whether to sign an order of execution for a man sentenced to die for killing four people inside a Las Vegas grocery store. District Judge Michael Villani said he would decide by Monday whether to order lethal injection for Zane Floyd, who shot five employees, including one who survived, inside an Albertsons on West Sahara Avenue 22 years ago.
Clark County,

DA’s pursuit of Zane Floyd execution can proceed, judge says

A judge on Friday rejected a bid to disqualify the Clark County district attorney’s office from its pursuit of a July execution for Zane Floyd, convicted of killing four people in a Las Vegas grocery store. District Judge Michael Villani handed down the decision a day after Gov. Steve Sisolak...

Execution of Zane Floyd Postponed

Nevada’s execution of a mass murderer has been postponed. Prosecutors moved the date from early June to late July. The date change was submitted to a federal judge considering whether to stop and review plans to execute Zane Floyd. Floyd is fighting the lethal injection, and his lawyers have requested a firing squad, arguing that that is less crual and unusual than a lethal injection. Floyd was convicted for a 1999 supermarket massacre in Las Vegas that left four people dead. He is also a convicted rapist.

Nevada prison officials unsure on execution method for Zane Floyd

Nevada prison officials have yet to establish how they plan to kill condemned prisoner Zane Floyd, nearly a month before prosecutors want his execution to take place. “I will prepare a final execution protocol, which will include the drug or combination of drugs to be used, once I have made the final conclusion that the (choice) of drug or drugs, and the manner in which to inject the drug or drugs, will result in a death that does not violate the Constitution,” prison director Charles Daniels said in court papers. “I am still in the process of finalizing the protocol that would be used for Mr. Floyd.”

Execution warrant sought for Nevada death row inmate Zane Floyd

Clark County prosecutors formally requested an execution warrant on Wednesday for Zane Floyd, convicted of fatally shooting four people inside a Las Vegas Albertsons nearly 22 years ago. The move came a day after the Nevada Assembly voted to abolish capital punishment and commute the sentences of those on death...