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Updated Oct 22, 2013 - 3:40 pm

Arizona inmate asks Supreme Court to block execution

PHOENIX — An Arizona death row inmate convicted of killing six people in
Tucson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block his scheduled execution
Wednesday at a state prison in Florence.

Lawyers for Robert Glen Jones Jr. on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review
his case and then requested a stay. A federal appeals court earlier Monday
declined a rehearing.

The 43-year-old Jones was sentenced to death for the fatal shootings of six
people during two armed robberies in Tucson weeks apart in 1996.

Jones’ attorneys had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an
evidentiary hearing, arguing that a now-deceased Pima County prosecutor withheld
evidence at Jones’ 1998 trial.

The 9th Circuit also denied a motion by Jones’ lawyers to remand his case back
to District Court.


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