(WOWT) -- Nebraska carried out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday.
Carey Dean Moore was executed Tuesday morning for the 1979 shooting deaths of two Omaha cab drivers. Officials said at around 9:15 a.m. Moore was read an execution order. At 10 a.m. the Nebraska Attorney General’s office checked for any last minute legal matters that would’ve prevented the execution.
Moore was escorted into the room and strapped to the table. IV lines were inserted and a heart monitor was attached.
Ten witnesses were then escorted into the viewing room.
Officials said after Valium was administered, the warden checked for consciousness. Witnesses watched as fentanyl citrate was administered. Cisatracurium besylate was then administered to induce paralysis and halt Moore’s breathing. Potassium chloride was given to Moore to stop his heart.
The Lancaster County coroner called the time of death. State officials announced the execution was complete at 10:57 a.m.