All known requests to stop the execution of an Arizona death row inmate have
been denied, so the plan to carry out a 2nd death sentence in 8 days is moving
47-year-old Robert Charles Towery is set to be given a lethal injection at 10
a.m. at the state prison in Florence after spending nearly 20 years on death
row for killing Mark Jones, of Scottsdale.
The Arizona Supreme Court denied Towery's request to stay his execution late
Wednesday and the U.S. Supreme Court has also denied a review of the case and a
stay of execution.
Randy Allen Barker, the other man convicted in the killing, was given a plea
deal for testifying against Towery and was released from prison in 2001.
(source for both: Associated Press)