Convicted killer Dozier found dead in apparent suicide

By  | 
View Map

ELY, Nev. (KOLO) Convicted murderer Scott Dozier has been found dead after an apparent suicide.

Nevada state prison officials say it happened just after 4:30PM Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Officers found Dozier hanging from a bed sheet tied to an air vent in his cell at Ely State Prison.

Dozier’s execution had been pushed back several times after issues arose regarding the drugs that would be used in the lethal injection process. Dozier had stated publicly that he wanted to die rather than remain on death row.

The 48-year-old inmate had been on death row for more than a decade, having been sentenced for First-Degree Murder in Las Vegas.