Arizona's clemency board is considering whether to recommend mercy for a
death-row inmate scheduled to be executed Thursday at the state prison in
The 5-member board will meet Friday to consider whether to recommend that
Robert Charles Towery's death sentence be reduced to life in prison.
If they turn that down, they'll then consider whether to recommend delaying his
execution to allow some of his court appeals more time to play out.
Gov. Jan Brewer would have to agree with either recommendation.
Towery is set to be executed for killing a man while robbing his home in 1991.
His execution is scheduled just 8 days after the state executed Robert Henry
Moormann on Wednesday for the brutal killing and dismemberment of his adoptive
(source: Associated Press)