Heineman frustrated with delays in death penalty cases

Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman today blamed trial attorneys for delaying the execution of inmates on death row. Nine people, including Raymond Mata of Scottsbluff, sentenced to death for murder and dismemberment of three year old Adam Gomez, are waiting for execution dates.

Heineman said it is time to move forward a news conference Wednesday, claiming trial attorneys want to go to court over every word or sentence in legislation or rulings. Heineman says the state has waited too long for justice and implementation of the sentences handed down in the state's most heinous murders.

Heineman says the victims of the state's most heinous crimes also need closure. The state is currently involved in a number of legal battles over the death penalty, including over the drugs being used with lethal injection.

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