Nevada death-row inmate who tried several times to kill himself found dead inside prison cell

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A Nevada death row inmate whose execution was postponed twice, was found dead from an apparent hanging in his cell Saturday, according to officials.

Scott Raymond Dozier, 48, was found unresponsive in his death-row cell at the state's maximum-security prison in Ely. He was pronounced dead at 4:35 p.m. by responding medical staff.

Dozier's execution had been delayed twice because of the fight over the untried drug combination that had never been used before. The inmate had several times tried to take his own life using deadly drugs he received through prison mail and cutting his neck and wrist in October.

Dozier made it clear that he wanted to die rather than spending his life in prison."I've been very clear about my desire to be executed even if suffering is inevitable," he said in a note.