t SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon corrections officials say they have conducted a practice run of a lethal injection at the Oregon State Penitentiary to prepare for the possible execution of death row inmate Gary Haugen, according to The Oregonian.
An execution date has not been set for Haugen, who has declined to appeal his death sentence.
A judge granted Haugen permission to discharge his first lawyers, who opposed his execution.
Under an order by the state Supreme Court, Haugen must first pass a mental competency exam before he will be allowed to waive his appeals.
Background: History of executions in Oregon