Execution date set for Carey Dean Moore

Carey Dean Moore

Carey Dean Moore's execution date would be the first in more than 13 years.

The Nebraska Supreme Court has set Moore's execution for June 14th.  The court set the date of Moore's execution Thursday. If the execution is carried out, it will be the state's first since it retired the electric chair in favor of lethal injection.

Moore, who came within a week of being executed in Nebraska's electric chair in 2007, has been appealing. The 53-year-old Moore was sentenced to death for the 1979 murders of two Omaha cab drivers.  He was convicted of first-degree murder for killing Maynard D. Helgeland and Reuel Eugene Van Ness in botched robberies.

Moore's lawyer Jerry Soucie says he was still reviewing the court's order Thursday and hadn't met with his client. Soucie said he expects to file additional motions in Moore's case, but didn't know whether those would be in state or federal court.

A spokeswoman says Gov. Dave Heineman's administration is prepared to carry out Moore's execution in June, as ordered.  Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's spokeswoman Shannon Kingery said the court order speaks for itself.