The Las Vegas Sun features a Q&A with Assistant Federal Public Defender Michael Pescetta, in, "A look inside Nevada’s death row with a federal defense attorney." It's by Ana Ley.
Today, his office represents more than half of the 83 men sitting on death row.
Capital punishment has faced scrutiny nationwide in recent months after drug experimentation apparently led to a series of botched executions in three states. The topic should gain even more traction in the Silver State as officials scramble to assemble a mandated legislative audit of the state death penalty by Jan. 31, 2015.
Pescetta chatted with the Sun this week about the death penalty. His answers have been edited for brevity and clarity.
Earlier coverage from Nevada begins at the link.