Tuesday, December 12, 2006
According to his state-paid lawyer, Suzanne Myers Keffer, Nieves still had appeals pending with the U.S. Supreme Court.
The appeals filed with the high court also challenged Florida's method of lethal injection. Similar arguments were made earlier this year by three other death row inmates who all lost their appeals and were executed.
Each has argued that Florida's three-chemical method is unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment because it results in extreme pain that an inmate cannot express because one of the drugs is a paralyzing agent.