Nevada Revised Statutes Section 176.415 - Procedure in Criminal Cases

When execution of death penalty may be stayed. The execution of a judgment of death must be stayed only:

1. By the State Board of Pardons Commissioners as authorized in Sections 13 and 14 of Article 5 of the Constitution of the State of Nevada;

2. When a direct appeal from the judgment of conviction and sentence is taken to the Supreme Court;

3. By a judge of the district court of the county in which the state prison is situated, for the purpose of an investigation of sanity or pregnancy as provided in NRS 176.425 to 176.485, inclusive;

4. By a judge of the district court in which a motion is filed pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 175.554, for the purpose of determining whether the defendant is mentally retarded; or

5. Pursuant to the provisions of NRS 176.0919 or 176.486 to 176.492, inclusive.

Last modified: February 25, 2006