Nebraska Man Says He Will Support His Twin Until His Execution

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man says he’ll support his twin brother and be present for his execution.

David Moore tells the Lincoln Journal Star that his brother, Carey Dean Moore, “would just like to die” after being on death row for 38 years.

David Moore says there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for his brother. The twins switched places in 1984 so Carey Dean Moore could breathe fresh air again. A supervisor noticed the switch several hours later.

Carey Dean Moore, whose execution is scheduled for next week, has had seven execution dates. He was sentenced to death for the 1979 murders of two Omaha taxicab drivers, Reuel Van Ness, Jr. and Maynard Helgeland.

David Moore says it would be a relief for the execution to happen for the victims’ families and for his brother.

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