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Arizona to execute second inmate in 8 days

Arizona to execute inmate for 1991 killing of Scottsdale man; second execution in 8 days By The Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) ' All known requests to stop the execution of an Arizona death row inmate have been denied, so the plan to carry out a second death sentence in eight days is moving ahead.

Forty-seven-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.

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